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  • Million Man March
    Posted by History.com Editors on September 21, 2021 at 16:37

    An enormous crowd consisting mostly of African American men demonstrates on the National Mall on October 16, 1995, an event known as the Million Man March. Driven by their desire to see Congress act in the interests of African Americans, and to combat negative stereotypes of Black men, a disputed ... […]

  • Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Olympics
    Posted by History.com Editors on September 21, 2021 at 16:21

    American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos ascend the podium to receive the gold and bronze medals for the men’s 200-meter race at the Mexico City Olympics on October 16, 1968. Once their medals have been placed around their necks, as the American flag is raised and “The Star-Spangled Banner” ... […]

  • Walt Disney Company is founded
    Posted by History.com Editors on July 22, 2019 at 20:32

    On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and his brother Roy found the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Hollywood, California. The studio, now known as the Walt Disney Company, has had an oversized impact on the entertainment industry and is now one of the largest media companies in the world. A ... […]

  • Stampede kills 84 at World Cup match
    Posted by History.com Editors on June 27, 2019 at 19:48

    A stampede of soccer fans before a World Cup qualifying match in Guatemala City kills 84 people and seriously injures more than 100 on October 16, 1996. The Guatemala national team was set to face off against Costa Rica on a Wednesday night in Guatemala City. Approximately 60,000 fans, most dressed ... […]

  • Baby Jessica rescued from a well as the world watches
    Posted by History.com Editors on June 2, 2011 at 12:41

    On October 16, 1987, in an event that had viewers around the world glued to their televisions, 18-month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in Midland, Texas. The drama unfolded on the morning of October 14, 1987, when McClure fell through the ... […]

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