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.

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2001: Rickey Henderson of the San Diego Padres hits a home run to score his 2,246th career run and break Ty Cobb's major-league record. Before retiring in 2003, he would add 49 more runs for a career total of 2,295, a record he still holds today.