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Today in sports history: Oct. 16

Today in sports history: Oct. 16

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In 1968, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos give Black power salutes during the medal ceremonies and are later banned for life from all Olympic competition by the IOC. See more sports moments from this date:

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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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