Today is Saturday, October 21, 2017.
1687 N. Bernoulli --1759
1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge in England, poet
1833 Alfred Nobel
1855 G.B. Guccia --1914
1912 Sir Georg Solti, conductor
1914 Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist
1917 Dizzy Gillespie, trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
1949 Benjamin Netanyahu
1956 Carrie Fisher
1976 Jeremy Miller
Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
1797 US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston
1803 John Dalton presents table of atomic weights and proposes atoms exists.
1805 Battle of Trafalgar, where Nelson established British naval supremacy for the next century.
1868 Severe earthquake at 7:53AM.
1879 Thomas Edison commercially perfects the light bulb.
1897 Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago is dedicated.
1918 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min
1923 Deutsches Museum, Walther Bauersfeld's first Zeiss Planetarium.
1945 Women in France allowed to vote for the first time
1975 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit the planet Venus launched
1976 Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1977 US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa
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