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Today in History for October 9th

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Highlights of this day in history: Guerrilla leader Che Guevara executed in Bolivia; Anthrax-laced letters sent to Capitol Hill; Achille Lauro hijackers surrender; Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize; Musician John Lennon born. (Oct. 9)
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This Day in History: Columbus Reaches the New World October 12, 1492 After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, the Italian explorer saw a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day — on what was probably Watling Island in the Bahamas — and claimed...

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