Today in history - Oct. 16
Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2006. There are 76 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 16, 1978, the College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church chose Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to be the new pope; he took the name John Paul II.
On this date:
In 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded.
In 1859, abolitionist John Brown led a group of about 20 men in a raid on Harper's Ferry, Va.