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On This Day: October 21st

This is 294th day of the year and 71 days remain in the year.

in history
1797
The navy frigate U.S. Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston Harbor.
1805
Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar.
1837
Seminole chief Osceola was captured as he carried a white flag of truce during the Second Seminole War.
1879
Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
1959
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City.
October 21 BirthdaysAlfred Nobel1833–96, Swedish chemist and inventor.
Carrie Fisheractress
Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli political leader
Celia Cruzsinger
Dizzy Gillespiemusician
Samuel Taylor Coleridgepoet
Ursula K. Le Guinwriter



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