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This Day in History for October 16 – Marie Antoinette Beheaded and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution (More info)

1916 – In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States (More info)

1978 – Pope John Paul II is elected during the Papal conclave (More info)

1991 – George Hennard goes on a shooting spree at a Luby’s Cafeteria in Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 (More info)

1995 – The Million Man March occurs in Washington, DC (More info)

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