On this day: October 4

Published On: Oct 03 2012 07:01:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.

OTD October 4 - Damon Runyon
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1880: Author Damon Runyon, best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era, is born in Manhattan, Kan. Two of his stories, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure," were used as the basis for the musical "Guys and Dolls."

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