On this day: October 16

POSTED: 9:02 AM PDT October 15, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT October 15, 2015 

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

OTD October 16 - Henry Kissinger
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1973: Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, who negotiated a ceasefire in the Vietnam War, are named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. However, Tho declined to accept the award, since there was still no peace agreement. The ceasefire proved short-lived, with the war ending when North Vietnam overran Saigon in 1975 and annexed South Vietnam.


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