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Notable Historical Events for October 21st

1980Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

335Roman Emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

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.

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

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

1997Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of wales, breaks world record, 318 million dist

1957Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

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

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

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

October 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 21st

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

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

1980Kim Kardashian, American socialite

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

October 21st Birthdays
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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

October 21st Deaths
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