On this day: October 10

Published: Oct 09 2012 06:58:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - Outer Space Treaty
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1967: The Outer Space Treaty, signed on Jan. 27, 1967, by more than 60 nations, comes into force. The treaty represents the basic legal framework of international space law. Among its principles, it bars treaty signers from placing nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction in orbit of Earth, installing them on the moon or any other celestial body, or to otherwise station them in outer space. The treaty also explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the moon or a planet, claiming that they are the common heritage of mankind.

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