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On This Day: Columbus Lands in Caribbean
On Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus made landfall on a small island in the Caribbean. His historic voyage ignited the age of exploration and cross-Atlantic expansion by European settlers.
On This Day: Five Major Fires, Including the Great Chicago Fire, Break Out
On Oct. 8, 1871, fires started in five cities along Lake Michigan’s coast. Within two days, thousands were dead and miles of city blocks and rural lands were razed.
On This Day: “The Jazz Singer” Released
On Oct. 6, 1927, “The Jazz Singer” debuted; it was the first full-length film to feature the voices of its actors.
On This Day: Israel Cedes Civil Control of West Bank to Palestinians
On Sept. 28, 1995, Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed an agreement handing over civil control of the West Bank to the Palestinian Authority.
On This Day: Peg Entwistle’s Body Found After She Jumped From the Hollywood Sign
On Sept. 18, 1932, a hiker discovered the body of Peg Entwistle, two days after the despondent actress jumped from the “H” in the Hollywood sign.
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