On this day: October 15

POSTED: 09:59 PM PDT Oct 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 14, 2014 

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 - Mata Hari
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1917: Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, is executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.

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