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On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 11 2012 11:59:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

OTD October 15 - Lincoln letter
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1860: Grace Bedell, 11, writes a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln stating that he would look better if he would grow a beard. Lincoln would respond in a letter on Oct, 19, 1860, making no promises. However, within a month, he grew a full beard. He later met with her.

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