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 - Eugene O'Neill
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Library of Congress

1888: Writer Eugene O'Neill, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936 and best known for plays such as "Long Day's Journey into Night," "Anna Christie" and "The Iceman Cometh," is born in New York City. He died at the age of 65 on Nov. 27, 1953, from a rare form of brain deterioration called cerebellar cortical atrophy.


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