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 - 1969 World Series
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1969: The New York Mets, a previously hapless expansion team that began play in 1961, wins the World Series four games to one over the American League powerhouse Baltimore Orioles. The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets."


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