On this day: October 15

POSTED: 10:59 PM Oct 11 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 15 2013

Napoleon goes into exile, "I Love Lucy" debuts, 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.

OTD October 15 - Clarence Thomas
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1991: Clarence Thomas is confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court justice by a 52-48 vote in the Senate, the narrowest margin for approval in more than a century.

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