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 - Mario Puzo
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1920: Novelist Mario Puzo, known for his novels about the Mafia, including "The Godfather," which he later co-adapted into the screenplay for the film by Francis Ford Coppola, is born in Manhattan, New York. He died

of heart failure at the age of 78 on July 2, 1999.

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