On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 12 2012 12:59:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

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1783: Brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-√Čtienne Montgolfier launch a tethered hot air balloon with Jacques-√Čtienne as a passenger, marking the first human ascent in a balloon.