Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Boston Red Sox defeat the Cleveland Indians 11-2 winning the 2007 American League Chionship Series and going on to meet the Colorado Rockies, the 2007 National League chions, in the 2007 World Series. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,303833,00.html
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Saturday, October 21, 2000
leaders convene in Cairo
, for their first summit in 4 years the Libya
n delegation walks out, angry over signs the summit will stop short of calling for breaking ties with Israel
Thursday, October 21, 1993
A coup in Burundi
results in the death of president Melchior Ndadaye and sparks the Burundi
Wednesday, October 21, 1992
Tens of thousands of coal miners march in London to protest government plans to close coal mines and reduce the number of coal miners.
Lebanese kidnappers release Jesse Turner, a mathematics professor who had been held hostage for more than 4 years.
Saturday, October 21, 1989
The Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations issue the Langkawi Declaration on the Environment, making environmental sustainability one of the Commonwealth's main priorities.
Tuesday, October 21, 1986
At the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, the metre is defined in terms of the speed of light
as the distance light travels in a vacuum
in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Wednesday, October 21, 1981
Tuesday, October 21, 1980
Thursday, October 21, 1976
Tuesday, October 21, 1975
The Oakland Athletics win baseball's World Series, defeating the New York Mets 4 games to 3.
The United Nations recognizes the independence of Guinea-Bissau.
Wednesday, October 21, 1970
Wednesday, October 21, 1964
A 5.3 Kiloton nuclear device is detonated at the Tatum Salt Dome, from Hattiesburg
as part of the Vela Uniform
program. This test is the Salmon phase of the Atomic Energy Commission's Project Dribble.
The film version of the hit Broadway stage musical "My Fair Lady" premieres in New York City. The movie stars Audrey Hepburn in the role of Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison repeating his stage performance as Professor Henry Higgins, and which will win him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The film will win seven other Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but Audrey Hepburn will not be nominated. Critics interpret this as a rebuke to Jack L. Warner for choosing Ms Hepburn over Julie Andrews.
Canada: A Federal Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects a design to become the new official Flag of Canada.
Wednesday, October 21, 1959
In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) opens to the public.
Tuesday, October 21, 1958
A storm in southern Italy kills over 100.
Saturday, October 21, 1944
, the first German city to fall, is captured by American troops.
Thursday, October 21, 1943
Tuesday, October 21, 1941
WWII: The Germans rage in Yugoslavia
, killing thousands of civilians.
In direct contravention of the recently signed Munich Agreement, Adolf Hitler circulates among his high command a secret memorandum stating that they should prepare for the liquidation of the rest of Czechoslovakia and the occupation of Memel.
French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet
carries out a major purge of the Qui d'Orsay, sacking or exiling a number of anti-appeasement officials such as Pierre Comert and René Massigli
Jews with Polish citizenship are evicted from Nazi Germany.ref name=yadvashem/
The minimum wage
is established by law in the United States.
Saturday, October 21, 1916
Russo-Japanese War ndash Dogger Bank incident: The Russian Baltic Fleet fires on British trawlers it mistakes for Japanese torpedo boats in the North Sea.
Tuesday, October 21, 1902
American Civil War ndash Battle of Ball's Bluff: Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war. Baker, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, is killed in the fighting.
Saturday, October 21, 1854
Tuesday, October 21, 1845
The "New York Herald" becomes the first newspaper to mention the game of baseball.
Thursday, October 21, 1824
Penang Free School
was founded by Rev. Sparke Hutchings on the island of Penang, Malaysia.
Saturday, October 21, 1815
British missionaries arrive in New Zealand.
The second wave of Amish
immigration to North America begins.
Humphry Davy patents the miner's safety l for use in coal mining.
Napoleonic Wars ndash Battle of Trafalgar: British naval fleet led by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain however, Admiral Nelson is fatally shot.
Saturday, October 21, 1797
Thursday, October 21, 1638
Saturday, October 11, 1578 (Julianian calendar)
Sonam Gyrso receives from prince Atlan Khan the title of "Talaï", and becomes the third Dalai Lama
Monday, October 11, 1512 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, October 12, 1422 (Julianian calendar)
has a population of 40,000 of which 600 men rule the city.
With the death of King Charles VI of France, Henry VI of England is proclaimed King of France in Paris, while the Dauphin, Charles, is proclaimed King Charles VII of France in Bourges.
has a population of 84,000 of which 200 men rule the city.
Ottoman forces overrun the last domains of Constantine II of Bulgaria, who dies in exile at the Serbian court end of the Bulgarian Empire.
Thursday, October 13, 1345 (Julianian calendar)
December – English take Aiguillon in Gascony.
English victory at the Battle of Auberoche in Gascony.
Wednesday, October 14, 1187 (Julianian calendar)
The Cathedral of St. Jacob is consecrated in Szczecin, Pomerania.
Sunday, October 15, 1032 (Julianian calendar)
The first mention of the city of Kursk