Today In History
Today In History
October, 21st 2016
1797: US Navy frigate Constitution Old Ironsides launched in Boston
1805: Battle of Trafalgar Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet
1868: Severe earthquake at 7:53 a.m. centered in Hayward Calif.
1869: 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore
1879: Thomas Edison perfects the light bulb.
1897: Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago is dedicated.
1918: Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min.
1923: Deutsches Museum Munich 1st Walther Bauersfeld's Zeiss Planetarium.
1944: During WWII US troops captured Aachen 1st large German city to fall
1945: Women in France allowed to vote for the 1st time
1948: Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated Washington DC
1959: Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright opens in NY
1960: JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final pres debate
1967: Ejnar Hertzsprung Danish astrophysicist dies at 94.
1967: Thousands opposing Vietnam War tried to storm the Pentagon
1971: Nixon nominates Lewis F. Powell & William H. Rehnquist to US Supreme Court following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
1974: 1st Islander shut-out opponent - Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
1975: Venera 9 1st craft to orbit the planet Venus launched
1976: Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1977: US recalls William Bowdler ambassador to South Africa
1984: Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2 h 8 m 5 s.
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