On This Day [ Oct 21 ]


Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -Quote Of The Day...

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On This Day In History...

In 2137 - -BC- 1st recorded total eclipse of the sun China

In 310 S- t Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

In 686 C- onon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

In 1520 - Magellan entered the strait which bears his name

In 1553 - Volumes of the Talmud are burned

In 1797 - US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston

In 1805 - Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies

In 1861 - Battle of Balls Bluff, Va

In 1868 - Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif

In 1869 - 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

In 1871 - 1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)

In 1879 - Thomas Edison perfects the carbonized cotton filament light bulb

In 1897 - Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago is dedicated

In 1905 - England Pilgrim Assn beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds

In 1915 - 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

In 1917 - 1st Americans to see action on the front lines of WW I

In 1918 - Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

In 1923 - Deutsches Museum, Mnchen, 1st Walther Bauersfeld Zeiss Planetarium

In 1935 - Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

In 1944 - During WWII, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

In 1945 - Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

In 1948 - Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

In 1950 - Chinese forces occupy Tibet

In 1950 - Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns

In 1959 - Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)

In 1960 - JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

In 1966 - 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfs a school in S Wales

In 1967 - Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm the Pentagon

In 1969 - Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

In 1970 - 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea

In 1970 - Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways

In 1971 - Nixon nominates Lewis F Powell & William H Rehnquist to US Supreme Court, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

In 1973 - A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in 70th World Series

In 1974 - 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps

In 1975 - Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives

In 1975 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS

In 1975 - Venera 9, first craft to orbit the planet Venus launched

In 1976 - American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature

In 1976 - Cin Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series

In 1976 - NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

In 1977 - US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa

In 1979 - Greta Waitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)

In 1980 - 1st (& only) time Phillies win the World Series (in 98 years) (World Series #77)

In 1984 - Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05

In 1987 - Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination

In 1988 - Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid

In 1988 - Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

In 1989 - Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake

In 1989 - Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game

In 1989 - 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

In 1991 - 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

Oct 21 -Birthdays

In 1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge England, poet (Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

In 1790 - Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine Macon France, writer (Ren,)

In 1833 - Alfred Bernhard Nobel Stockholm, created dynamite & Peace Prizes

In 19-- - Julie Parrish Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)

In 19-- - Steve Malone rock bassist (Every Mother's Nightmare-Hard to Hold)

In 19-- - William Bell Sullivan Balt Md, actor (Gary Swanson-Guiding Light)

In 1908 - Alexander Schneider Vilna (Lithuania) Russia, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)

In 1912 - Sir Georg Solti Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)

In 1914 - Martin Gardner Scientific American math & puzzles columnist

In 1917 - Dizzy Gillespie trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz

In 1921 - Malcolm Arnold Northampton Engld, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

In 1925 - Joyce Randolph Detroit Mich, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners)

In 1926 - Leonard Rossiter Liverpool England, actor (Britannia Hospital)

In 1928 - Edward "Whitey" Ford hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)

In 1929 - Ursula LeGuin American writer (Lathe of Heaven)

In 1933 - Georgia Brown actress (Study in Terror, The Fixer)

In 1940 - Frances FitzGerald NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)

In 1940 - Manfred Mann rocker (The Mighty Quinn)

In 1940 - Osamu Watanabe Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

In 1942 - Elvin Bishop Okla, rocker (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)

In 1943 - Paula Kelly Jacksonville Fla, dancer/actress (Liz-Night Court)

In 1945 - Kathy Young rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)

In 1950 - Ronald E McNair Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)

In 1953 - Charlotte Caffey singer (GoGos-Our Lips are Sealed)

In 1956 - Carrie Fisher Beverly Hills, actress (Star Wars-Princess Lelia)

In 1957 - Julian Cope rocker (My Nation Underground)

In 1959 - George Bell Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)

In 1971 - Jade Jagger daughter of Mick Jagger

In 1976 - Jeremy Miller West Covina Calif, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)

Oct 21 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 1805 - Adm Horatio Nelson dies in the Battle of Trafalgar

In 1831 - Nat Turner 19 associates, hung

In 1966 - Gertrude Hoffman actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95

In 1967 - Ejnar Hertzsprung Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94

In 1984 - Francois Truffaut director, dies at 52 of brain cancer

In 1987 - Ying-Chin Ho Taiwan govt official, dies at 88

Oct 21 -Holidays

* England : Trafalgar Day (1805)

* Hondurous : Army Day (1956)

* Hong Kong : Kite Flying Festival

* Laos : Full Moon Holiday

* Somali/Sudan : Revolution Day (1964)

* Alaska : Alaska Day (1867) - - - - - ( Monday )

* US : National Day of Prayer - - - - - ( Wednesday )

Oct 21 -Religious History

In 1532 - German reformer Martin Luther declared: 'For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.'

In 1692 - William Penn was deposed as Governor of Pennsylvania. His overtures of gratefulness to James II for permitting religious freedom for dissenters of the Church of England led William and Mary to charge Penn with being a papist.

In 1751 - The first Baptist association in the American South was organized at Charleston, SC. It was formed under the initiative of Oliver Hart, who had left the Philadelphia area to become pastor of the Charleston Baptist Church in 1749.

In 1808 - Birth of American Baptist clergyman Samuel Francis Smith. Credited with writing over 100 hymns, Smith is best remembered as the author of "America" ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee"), written at age 23, while a student at Andover Seminary.

In 1892 - Birth of James L Kelso, American Presbyterian archaeologist. He participated in digs at the biblical sites of Debir, Bethel and Jericho, and authored the text "Ceramic Vocabulary of the O.T."