On this day: October 4

POSTED: 8:01 PM Oct 03 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 04 2013

Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.

OTD October 4 - 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
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1955: The Brooklyn Dodgers capture their only World Series title, beating the New York Yankees in seven games. The Dodgers would move to Los Angeles following the 1957 season.

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