1793 Marie Antoinette Executed
Marie Antoinette is beheaded during the French Revolution for treason. Her husband Louis XVI was executed on Jan. 21, 1793.
1964 China Tests Nuclear Weapon
China successfully tested their first atomic bomb.
1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho Win Nobel Peace Prize
National Security Adviser, and later Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Vietnamese politician Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the Paris Peace Accords. Le Duc Tho declined the award because peace in Vietnam had not yet been achieved.
1978: Pope John Paul II Selected
Cardinal Wojtyla of Poland is the first non-Italian pope elected in 455 years.
1984 Desmond Tutu Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
The Archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his anti-apartheid stance.
1987 “Baby Jessica” Rescued From Well
In Texas, 18-month-old Jessica was trapped in a well for 58 hours before finally being rescued. Jessica McClure fell into the abandoned well while playing outside of her day camp. Jessica was pulled to safety by a rescue worker Oct. 16, 1987. She spent several weeks in the hospital afterwards and had one toe removed due to gangrene.
1995: Million Man March
Thousands of blacks rally in D.C. to endorse unity and responsibility.
1854 Oscar Wilde
1888 Eugene O’Neill
1925 Angela Lansbury
1946 Suzanne Somers
1958 Tim Robbins
1977 John Mayer
1981 Anthony Reyes
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