On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 05:58:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

A rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - Giuseppe Verdi
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1813: Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most influential composers of the 19th century and known mostly for his operas, is born in the village of Le Roncole in what is now Northern Italy. Some of his best known operas include "Rigoletto," "La Traviata," "Don Carlos" and "Aida."

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