On this day: October 4

Published On: Oct 03 2012 07:01:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Alicia Silverstone
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1976: Actress Alicia Silverstone, best known for her roles in "Clueless," "The Crush" and "Batman & Robin," is born in San Francisco, Calif.

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