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 - Mikhail Gorbachev
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1990: Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.

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