On this day: October 15

POSTED: 12:59 AM Oct 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 15 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 - Shenzhou 5
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2003: China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission. China became the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability after Russia and the United States.

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