On this day: October 15

POSTED: 09:59 PM PDT Oct 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 14, 2013 

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.

OTD October 15 - Napoleon Saint Helene
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1815: Napoleon Bonaparte begins his exile on Saint Helena in the south Atlantic Ocean more than 11,000 miles off the west coast of Africa. He would spend the rest of his life in exile before dying in 1821.

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