On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 11:02:35 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - 1969 World Series
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1969: The New York Mets, a previously hapless expansion team that began play in 1961, wins the World Series four games to one over American League powerhouse the Baltimore Orioles. The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets."

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