On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 12 2012 12:59:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2015 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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1977: "Slip Slidin' Away," by Paul Simon is released. The single, one of two new songs on the compilation album "Greatest Hits, Etc.," would become a top five hit for Simon.