A Week in History: Mount Rushmore, Harry Truman, and the Great Chicago Fire

Carving begins on Mount Rushmore and President Truman delivers the first televised White House address.

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A look back at the week in history

Oct. 3, 1985 NASA's space shuttle Atlantis launches on its maiden flight.

Oct. 4, 1927 Carving begins on the Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota.

Oct. 5, 1947 President Harry Truman delivers the first-ever televised White House address.

Oct. 7, 1998 Matthew Shepard, an openly gay University of Wyoming student, is found tied to a fence after two men beat him. He died six days later.

Oct. 8, 1871 A blaze ignites on Chicago's West Side, originating what is known as the Great Chicago Fire.