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Today in history: Oct. 17
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Today in history: Oct. 17

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An earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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A day after an earthquake sparked a deadly tsunami, Indonesia saw another natural disaster as Mount Merapi began erupting explosively, and mor…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bootsy Collins, Dylan McDermott,  Keith Urban, Natalie Merchant, Ri…

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