Oct. 20, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Oct. 21, 1879—Thomas Edison invents a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

Oct. 20, 1947—The House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in the motion picture industry.

Oct. 22, 1962—President John F. Kennedy announces an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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Oct. 20, 2012