On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 11:02:35 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2016 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 - Baby Jessica
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Susan Biddle/White House via Wikimedia Commons

1987: Rescuers free Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl who had been trapped in an abandoned well for 58 hours in Midland, Texas. The rescue of "Baby Jessica" gained worldwide attention and later became the subject of a 1989 made-for-TV movie. Jessica is seen here with President George H.W. Bush in July 1989.

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