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 - HL Hunley
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1863: The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, which in February 1864 would become the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its entire crew of eight, including its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.

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