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What happened today in history?
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for
October 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Actor Michael Landes and actress Wendy Benson are married.
 
1995Actress Meredith Baxter marries actor Michael Blodgett.
 
1980Actor Dustin Hoffman marries attorney Lisa Gottsegen.
 

1971
Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon (left) nominates Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist to the
 Supreme Court.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1969Jack Kerouac, beat generation novelist, dies.
 
1967A Vietnam war protest march draws tens of thousands to Washington, DC.
 
1966A mountian of waste coal collapses on a school and residential area in south Wales, killing 140 people, many of them children.
 
1962The 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) closes.
 

1960
John F. Kennedy
 The final televised debate takes place between presidential hopefuls senator John F.
 Kennedy and US vice president Richard Nixon.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1959The Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City.
 
1948Author Robert A. Heinlein marries Virginia Gerstenfeld.
 
1945France extends the right to vote to women.
 
1944US troops capture the city of Aachen, Germany, during WWII.
 
1879Thomas Edison invents the electric light.
 
1872  Germany gives the San Juan Islands to the US.
 

Born today:

1976  Jeremy Miller - actor

1957  Steve Lukather - guitarist (Toto)

1956  Carrie Fisher - actress (Star Wars)

1955  Eric Faulkner - guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

1953  Charlotte Caffey - guitarist (The Go-Gos)

1946  Lee Loughnane - horn player (Chicago)

1943  Brian Picolo - Chicago Bears running back, subject of film Brian's Song and book I am Third

1943  Ron Elliott - guitarist (Beau Brummels)

1942  Elvin Bishop - guitarist, singer (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop Group)

1941  Steve Cropper - guitarist (Blues Brothers, Booker T. and The MG's)

1940  Manfred Mann - singer, bandleader (Manfred Mann's Earth Band)

1929  Ursula LeGuin - author

1928  Whitey Ford - Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher

1921  Malcolm Arnold - film score composer

1917  Dizzy Gillespie - trumpeter

1833  Alfred Nobel - dynamite inventor, Nobel peace prize founder

1772  Samuel Coleridge - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Libra (The Scales)   Libra    

(The Scales)

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