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Daily Calendar for Sunday, October 24, 2021

Born

  • Sarah Hale (poet; magazine editor)
  • Belva A. Lockwood (lawyer)
  • Melvin Purvis (FBI agent)
  • Moss Hart (playwright)
  • Bob Kane (cartoonist; co-creator of Batman)
  • Denise Levertov (poet)
  • The Big Bopper (singer)
  • Bill Wyman (bassist; formerly of The Rolling Stones)
  • F. Murray Abraham (actor)
  • Kevin Kline (actor)
  • Monica (singer)

Died

  • Daniel Webster (lawyer & statesman)
  • Franklin Carmichael (Canadian painter)
  • Gene Roddenberry (author & producer)
  • Raul Julia (actor)
  • George P. Oslin (Western Union executive)
  • Harry Hay (early activist in the gay-rights movement, founded Mattachine Society)
  • Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)
  • Marcia Strassman (actress)
  • Maureen O'Hara (actress)
  • Robert Guillaume (actor)
  • Antoine Fats" Domino" (singer)

Events

  • Spain ratified treaty to cede Florida to the United States
  • Alonzo D. Phillips, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received a patent for phosphorus friction matches
  • Astronomer William Lassell discovered Uranus moons Ariel and Umbriel
  • The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
  • Canadian schooner Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Trophy
  • Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time, Wilmington, Delaware
  • First photos of Earth taken from space
  • Actor Richard Burton bought a $1.1 million, 69-carat diamond ring for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor.
  • The Concorde, the world’s only supersonic airliner, headed home to London for the last time
  • The Boston Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series with a final score of 13-1, scoring more runs than any team in the first game of a World Series

Weather

  • Traffic in Buffalo, New York, was stalled for several hours as cars tried to maneuver through six inches of slushy snow
  • Thunderstorms in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area gave rise to three tornadoes

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