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Calendar for October 21st, 2014

1770s

  • Born 1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet)

  • 1790s

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

  • 1800s

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

  • Died 1805: Lord Nelson (British admiral)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1833: Alfred Bernhard Nobel (inventor)

  • 1870s

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

  • 1900s

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

  • 1910s

  • Born 1917: Dizzy Gillespie (musician)

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

  • 1920s

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

  • Born 1929: Ursula K. Le Guin (author)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Manfred Mann (musician)

  • 1950s

  • 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

  • 1960s

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

  • Born 1966: Douglas G. Hurley (astronaut)

  • Died 1969: Jack Kerouac (poet)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Fred Berry (actor)


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