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This Day in History for October 22 — First American Casualties in Vietnam, and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1934: Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (more info)

1957: The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (more info)

1962: President John F. Kennedy announces that American spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba (more info)

1964: Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor (more info)

1966: The Supremes become the first all-female music group to have a No. 1 album (more info)

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