On this day: October 4

POSTED: 05:01 PM PDT Oct 03, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 03, 2013 

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 - Jimmy Hoffa
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Library of Congress

1957: Jimmy Hoffa is elected president of the Teamsters at the union's convention in Miami Beach, Fla.

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