October 22, 2012 in History


Former award-winning cyclist, American Lance Armstrong, is banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation

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1861 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed
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