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Posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011 9:00 am | Updated: 10:02 am, Mon Oct 10, 2011.

1635: Religious dissident and Rhode Island founder, Roger Williams, was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1888: For the first time the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.

1930: Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.

1967: Socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army.

1975: Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the nuclear arms race.

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