On this day: October 4

Published On: Oct 03 2012 08:01:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Rutherford B Hayes
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1822: Rutherford B. Hayes, who would go on to become the 19th president of the United States, is born in Delaware, Ohio.