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 - Angela Lansbury
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1925: Actress Angela Lansbury, known for such movies as "Gaslight," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" and for her 12-year run starring as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the TV series "Murder, She Wrote," is born in London, England.


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