On this day: October 4

Published On: Oct 03 2012 08:01:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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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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