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 - CBGB
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2006: CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and The Ramones, closes in the early morning hours after a final gig by Smith herself. Blondie and Talking Heads also found fame after performing at the club, which helped launch American punk music. The full name of the venue, which first opened in December 1973, is CBGB OMFUG, standing for "country, bluegrass, blues and other music for uplifting gormandizers."


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