On this day: October 16

POSTED: 09:02 AM PDT Oct 15, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 15, 2014 

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

OTD October 16 - Rahima Banu
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1975: Rahima Banu, a 2-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox. A team from the World Health Organization, which was leading a campaign to eradicate the disease, arrived and cared for Banu, who recovered fully.

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