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Today in history: Oct. 17
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Today in history: Oct. 17

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In 1989, an earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning, an…

In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began conferring in Tehran d…

In 2011, NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8 1/2-month, 354 million-mile journey to Mars, and more events…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Faris, Diane Ladd, Don Cheadle, Joel Coen, John Mayall, Marian…

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