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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Born

  • Mary McCauley (Molly Pitcher) –
  • Theodore Gilmore Bilbo (politician) –
  • Art Tatum (jazz pianist) –
  • Herbert Lawrence Block (editorial cartoonist) –
  • Cornel Wilde (actor) –
  • Lenny Bruce (comedian) –
  • Margaret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) –
  • Paul Simon (musician) –
  • Sammy Hagar (musician) –
  • Lacy J. Dalton (singer) –
  • Marie Osmond (singer) –
  • Nancy Kerrigan (figure skater) –
  • Ashanti (singer) –

Died

  • Milton Hershey (American manufacturer and philanthropist) –
  • Ed Sullivan (television personality) –
  • Stephen Ambrose (historian) –

Events

  • Cornerstone of the White House was laid–
  • The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was founded–
  • Several countries adopted the Greenwich longitude as the prime meridian–
  • The copyright for the melody Happy Birthday to You” was registered”–
  • Boston Americans (now Red Sox) won first World Series–
  • The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series–
  • William Golding’s novel, The Lord of the Flies, was published in New York–
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on Broadway–
  • Expo 86 ended in Vancouver, British Columbia–
  • The United States Navy Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.–
  • Stock market dropped 190.58 points in what was called the Friday the 13th mini-crash–
  • Thirty-three miners trapped underground for more than 2 months were rescued, Copiapo, Chile–
  • A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma–
  • Actor William Shatner became the oldest person, at age 90, to travel to space–

Weather

  • A snowstorm hit New York City–
  • Project Cirrus: 80 lbs. dry ice released onto hurricane–
  • Up to 2 feet of snow blanketed Buffalo, New York, and surrounding areas–

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