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 - Jon Secada
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1962: Singer-songwriter Jon Secada, who has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992, is born in Havana, Cuba. Some of his hit songs include "Just Another Day," "Angel" and "If You Go."

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