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 - Scott Carpenter
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2013: Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959, dies at age 88 in Denver, Colorado, following a stroke. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and John Glenn.

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