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 - Nuremberg_Trials
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1946: The Nazi leaders convicted in the Nuremberg Trials' main trial are executed by hanging. Of the 12 defendants sentenced to death by hanging, two were not hanged: Hermann Göring committed suicide the night before the execution and Martin Bormann, a prominent Nazi Party official and Adolf Hitler's private secretary, was not present when convicted (he had, unbeknownst to the Allies, most likely been killed trying to escape from Berlin in May 1945).


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