On this day: October 15

Published On: Oct 15 2012 07:48:13 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

"I Love Lucy" debuts, Napoleon goes into exile, vice-presidential candidates debate for the first time, Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL's points record, and the nation meets "Balloon Boy" and his family, all on this day.

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1783: Brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier launch a tethered hot air balloon with Jacques-Étienne as a passenger, marking the first human ascent in a balloon.

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