Buy the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac!

Calendar for October 21st, 2013

Born 1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet)

1797: U.S.S. Constitution launched, Boston, Massachusetts

Died 1805: Lord Nelson (British admiral)

1805: Lord Horatio Nelson of Great Britain and his men destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar

Born 1833: Alfred Bernhard Nobel (inventor)

1879: Thomas Edison successfully tested for the first time a carbon-filament incandescent light bulb

1908: Columbia ran an advertisement in The Saturday Evening Post for the first two-sided record

Born 1917: Dizzy Gillespie (musician)

1918: Margaret Owen set a typing speed record on a manual typewriter of 170 words per minute

Born 1928: Edward "Whitey" Ford (baseball player)

Born 1929: Ursula K. Le Guin (author)

Born 1940: Manfred Mann (musician)

Born 1950: Dr. Ronald McNair (astronaut)

Born 1956: Carrie Fisher (actress)

1959: The Guggenheim Museum of Art, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City

1963: Trimline phone was first placed in service, in Michigan

Born 1966: Douglas G. Hurley (astronaut)

Died 1969: Jack Kerouac (poet)

Died 2003: Fred Berry (actor)