"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.
1980: Six Americans who had managed to escape the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, when Islamist students and militants seized the building and took hostages on Nov. 4, 1979, leave Iran using false Canadian diplomatic passports with the help of the Canadian government and the CIA. The Americans had been hiding at the Canadian embassy in Tehran and two CIA agents joined the six diplomats to form a fake film crew who were supposedly leaving Iran after scouting for an appropriate location to shoot a scene for non-existent sci-fi film named "Argo." Pictured is a fake movie poster created by the CIA as part of the cover story. The incident was dramatized in 2012 in actor/director Ben Affleck's Best Picture Oscar-winning movie "Argo."
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