On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 11 2012 11:59:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2016 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 - Mandela de Klerk
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1993: South Africa's President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress President Nelson Mandela (seen here in 1992) are named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the apartheid system in South Africa.

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