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Notable Historical Events for October 21st

1915William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

1980Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

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

1854Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1976Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1983Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

1990Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

2001"United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

1935Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 21st

1772Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England, poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)

1942Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)

1980Kim Kardashian, American socialite

1833Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite & Peace Prizes, (d. 1896)

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Notable Weddings on October 21st

1929Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

1977Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

October 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 21st

1805Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

1969Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

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