21 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772
  • Alfred Nobel, 1833
  • Stanley Walker, 1898
  • Sir Georg Solti, 1912
  • Dizzy Gillespie, 1917
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold, 1921
  • Whitey Ford, 1928
  • Ursula Le Guin, 1929
  • Georgia Brown, 1933
  • Manfred Mann, 1940
  • Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1942
  • Elvin Bishop, 1942
  • Mandy Rice-Davies, 1944
  • Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949
  • Peter Mandelson, 1953
  • Carrie Fisher, 1956

Died On This Day:

  • Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson shot, 1805
  • Arthur Schnitzler, 1931
  • Jack Kerouac, 1969
  • John Scopes, 1970
  • François Truffaut, 1984
  • Dan White suicide, 1985
  • James Leo Herlihy, 1993
  • Lord (Alan John) Sainsbury, 1998
  • George McGovern, 2012
  • Ben Bradlee, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 1097 - The Crusaders first arrive in front of Antioch.
  • 1797 - Battleship U.S.S. Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides' launched in Boston.
  • 1803 - Louisiana purchase ratified.
  • 1805 - Admiral Nelson wins Battle of Trafalgar against Spanish & French fleets but...(see deaths above).
  • 1868 - $3 million damage in San Francisco earthquake starting at 7:53 am and lasting one minute.
  • 1879 - Thomas Alva Edison activates switch and turns on the first electric light bulb in Menlo Park, N.J.
  • 1909 - Halley's comet sighted from Cambridge observatory.
  • 1913 - Camel brand cigarettes introduced to the public by the R.J. Reynolds company.
  • 1959 - Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • 1960 - Obscenity trial of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' begins in London.
  • 1997 - Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind' for Princess Diana certified biggest selling record in history.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Hilarion
  • John of Bridlington
  • Viator
  • Condedus
  • Hilarion
  • Malchus and Tuda
  • Fintan of Taghmon
  • Ursula and her maidens

Holiday:

  • National Day in Somalia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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