On this day: October 4

POSTED: 7:01 PM Oct 03 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 04 2013

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 - Tony LaRussa
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1944: Baseball manager Tony La Russa, who managed teams to six league championships and three World Series titles, most recently in 2011 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and who ranks third in all-time major league wins by a manager, is born in Tampa, Fla.

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