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Daily Calendar for Sunday, October 10, 2021

Born

  • Henry Cavendish (chemist)
  • Benjamin West (painter)
  • The Viscount Monck (first Governor General of Canada 1867 - 1868.)
  • Cassie Chadwick (con artist, also known as Elizabeth Bigley, Emily Heathcliff, and Lydia DeVere)
  • Helen Hayes (actress)
  • Claude Simon (author)
  • James Clavell (author)
  • Ed Wood (filmmaker)
  • Ben Vereen (actor)
  • David Lee Roth (singer)
  • Tanya Tucker (country music singer)
  • Jodi Benson (singer, voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid)
  • Brett Favre (football player)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (race car driver)
  • Mya (singer)

Died

  • Cassie Chadwick (con artist)
  • Yul Brynner (actor)
  • Orson Welles (actor & director)
  • Joseph Cates (director & producer)
  • Christopher Reeve (actor)
  • Ken Caminiti (baseball player)
  • Alex Karras (football player & actor)

Events

  • The United States Naval Academy (then named the Naval School) is founded in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Tobacco heir Griswold Lorillard shocked his contemporaries by showing up to the autumn ball in a tailless dinner jacket, thus making the Tuxedo known
  • Sir Robert Borden became the 8th prime minister of Canada
  • In Washington, D.C., President Woodrow Wilson pushed the button that relayed the signal to blow up the center of the Gamboa Dike that was keeping Atlantic waters from Pacific waters in the Panama Canal
  • The American opera Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway
  • The movie Lassie Come Home premiered
  • The Red Baron first appeared in Peanuts comic strip
  • The Supremes appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • London Bridge dedicated, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • Soyuz 25 mission scrapped after docking troubles
  • President Jimmy Carter signed a bill authorizing the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin
  • Asteroid Cruithne (quasi-satellite of Earth) discovered
  • The New England Patriots set an NFL record for consecutive victories with their 19th straight win
  • An unidentified boom was heard in parts of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine around 11:30 am. In some areas, shaking was also felt. An earthquake or military plane sonic boom were ruled out as possible causes.

Weather

  • Washington, D.C., had its earliest measurable snow of the 20th century
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, was blanketed with 7.5 inches of snow.

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