On this day: October 15

POSTED: 09:59 PM PDT Oct 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 14, 2015 

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 - Richard Carpenter
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National Archives and Records Administration

1946: Singer-songwriter and pianist Richard Carpenter, one half of the pop duo group The Carpenters with his sister Karen Carpenter, is born in New Haven, Connecticut. The duo was best known for songs such as "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun" and "Top of the World."


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