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Shimla, Oct. 20 Keekli Bureau 2014 Dominican-born American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta—whose work, blending European luxury with American ease, helped define standards of elegant dressing among socialites, U.S. first ladies, and...

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Shimla, Oct 19 Keekli Bureau 2003 Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa, who had won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her charity work. 1987 The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 23 percent,...

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Shimla, Oct 17, Keekli Bureau 2018 Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada. 2005 The Colbert Report—an ironic send-up of television news programs, hosted by Stephen Colbert—debuted on Comedy Central; it ran until 2014. 1972 American rapper and...

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Shimla, Oct. 16 Keekli Bureau 2003 Hungarian boxer László Papp—who was the first three-time Olympic boxing champion, winning gold medals in 1948, 1952, and 1956—died at age 77. 1968 During the awards ceremony for the...

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Shimla, Oct. 15 Keekli Bureau 2018 American investor and philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft, died at age 65. 2003 China became the third country to launch a crewed spaceflight; Shenzhou 5, which was piloted...

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Shimla, Oct. 14 Keekli Bureau 2012 Two days after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, the space shuttle Endeavour reached its final destination, the California Space Center; its 12-mile journey through the city...

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Shimla, Oct. 13 Keekli Bureau 2010 Amid great fanfare, Chilean workers are rescued 69 days after their mine collapsed in the Atacama Desert, Chile. 1988 The archbishop of Turin, Italy, announced that carbon-14 dating indicated...

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Shimla, Oct. 12 Keekli Bureau 2001 The centennial Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the United Nations and the organization's secretary-general, Kofi Annan. 2000 While preparing to refuel in the Yemeni port of Aden,...

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Shimla, Keekli Bureau Oct.6 2000 Near Sakaiminato, Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck, the most powerful earthquake since the devastating Kōbe earthquake of 1995, but damage and casualties were relatively low because...

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Each day witnesses something new which quietly slips into the folds of history with the setting Sun. If History was to open its chapters, each day would unfold a series of...