On this day: October 5

POSTED: 3:27 PM PDT October 4, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 4, 2012 

James Bond debuts in theaters, the Beatles release their first single, PBS is founded, and Tylenol capsules are recalled amid seven deaths from tampering, all on this day.

OTD October 5 - Napoleon
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1795: Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence, being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the 3-year-old revolutionary government.

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