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Tests found traces of anthrax in a mail-bundling machine at a House office building a few blocks from the Capitol.
Seven men were convicted in Meridian, Miss., of violating the civil rights of three murdered civil rights workers.
The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence in the motion picture industry.
In the first World Series game to be played outside the United States, the host Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
The Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of perjury and conspiracy and removed him from office. (The conviction was later overturned.)
American athlete Andrew De Jong was born.
The U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
Baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Okla.
ABC announced it was dropping the Miss America beauty pageant
Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Miss.
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On Oct. 20, John Dewey, the influential American philosopher, was born.
On Oct. 20, in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, President Nixon abolished the office of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, accepted the resignation of Attorney Gener
A defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's mass murder trial was abducted from his office and found murdered hours later..
Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after he'd said, ''I shall return.''
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
Ameican rock singer Tom Petty was born.
Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, died at age 90 in New York City.
A U.S. Army staff sergeant, Ivan ''Chip'' Frederick, pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. (Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison.)
A joint commission ruled in favor of the United States in a boundary dispute between Alaska and Canada.
Egyptian-born Ali Mohamed, a U.S. citizen who'd served in the Army, pleaded guilty in New York to helping plan the deadly U.S. embassy bombings in Africa in 1998 that killed 224 pe

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