On this day: October 4

POSTED: 6:01 PM Oct 03 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 04 2013

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.

OTD October 4 - Barbara Walters
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ABC News

1976: Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly network news anchor, working with Harry Reasoner on "ABC Evening News."

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