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Today in history: Oct. 17
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Today in history: Oct. 17

An earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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London’s famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire, and more events that happened on this da…

Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning, and more ev…

The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alison Pill, Bill Nye, Callie Khouri, Jaleel White, Kathryn Bigelow…

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Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, and more events that happened on…

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