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On Oct. 16, 1793, Marie An­toinette, the queen of France, was be­headed.

In 1859, rad­i­cal abo­li­tion­ist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Vir­ginia.

In 1901, Booker T. Wash­ing­ton dined at the White House as the guest of Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt, whose in­vi­ta­tion to the Black ed­u­ca­tor sparked con­tro­versy.

In 1962, the Cuban mis­sile cri­sis be­gan as Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy was in­formed that re­con­nais­sance pho­tographs had re­vealed the pres­ence of mis­sile bases in Cuba.

In 1978, the Col­lege of Car­di­nals of the Ro­man Catholic Church chose Car­di­nal Karol Wo­jtyla to be the new pope; he took the name John Paul II.

In 2002, Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush signed a con­gres­sional res­o­lu­tion autho­riz­ing war against Iraq. Also: the White House an­nounced that North Korea had dis­closed it had a nu­clear weapons pro­gram.

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