On this day: October 10

Posted: 6:58 PM EDT Oct 09, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2016

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 - El Asnam earthquake
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National Geophysical Data Center

1980: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the Algerian town of El Asnam, followed three hours later by a 6.3 aftershock. At least 3,500 were killed and another 300,000 left homeless.


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