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Notable Historical Events for October 21st

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open

1935Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

1980Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

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

1983Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

1512Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

335Roman Emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

1957Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

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

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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)

October 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 21st

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

1929Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

October 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 21st

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

1805Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

October 21st Deaths
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