Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 21, 2023


  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) –
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel (inventor) –
  • Dizzy Gillespie (musician) –
  • Edward "Whitey" Ford (baseball player) –
  • Ursula K. Le Guin (author) –
  • Manfred Mann (musician) –
  • Dr. Ronald McNair (astronaut) –
  • Carrie Fisher (actress) –
  • Douglas G. Hurley (astronaut) –


  • Lord Nelson (British admiral) –
  • Jack Kerouac (poet) –
  • Fred Berry (actor) –


  • U.S.S. Constitution launched, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • Lord Horatio Nelson of Great Britain and his men destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar–
  • Thomas Edison successfully tested for the first time a carbon-filament incandescent light bulb–
  • Columbia ran an advertisement in The Saturday Evening Post for the first two-sided record–
  • Margaret Owen set a typing speed record on a manual typewriter of 170 words per minute–
  • The Guggenheim Museum of Art, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City–
  • Trimline phone was first placed in service, in Michigan–
  • Movie My Fair Lady premiered–
  • Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha canonized–


  • The temperature in Boston, Massachusetts, was 80 degrees F–

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