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This Week in History, October 27-November 1: Learn about the construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the end of China's one-child policy, and the Lisbon earthquake of 1755



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October 27, 1978
Israeli prime minister and Egyptian president are awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace
Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin were honored for negotiations that resulted first in the Camp David Accords, then in a peace treaty between their countries.

October 28, 1965
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is completed
The monument was designed by Finnish-born American architect Eero Saarinen in 1948 and was constructed between 1963 and 1965.

October 29, 2015
Chinese officials announce the end of the one-child policy
The program, which had unintended consequences, was first initiated in the late 1970s as a way to reduce the growth rate of China’s enormous population.

October 30, 1974
Muhammad Ali regains the world heavyweight boxing title
During the “Rumble in the Jungle,” which took place in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round.

November 1, 1755
Lisbon earthquake kills as many as 60,000 people
The violent series of earthquakes demolished more than 12,000 buildings, and it generated a devastating tsunami that resulted in thousands more dead.
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