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OCTOBER 21

1950 Ronald E. McNair (South Carolina-born African-American Physicist, Astronaut) Ronald McNair Physics Astronauts Famous African-Americans
1912 Don Byas (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1917 "Dizzy" Gillespie (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Musician) Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Famous African Americans
1924 Celia Cruz (Cuban-American Jazz Vocalist) Celia Cruz Musician Latin-American Studies
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1767 Lawrence Girelius Arrives in Wilmington, Delaware as the Last Swedish Pastor of the City's Old Swede Church Swedish Political and Social Leaders Wilmington, Delaware Religion Old Swedes Church State of Delaware
1822 Banco Nacional de Texas Is First Chartered Bank West of the Mississippi Texas Banking Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1837 Seminole Chief Osceola Is Taken Prisoner by U.S. Troops Florida Seminole Indians Florida State Historical Society
1850 Minnesota's First 3 Swedish Settlers Build a Log Cabin on Hay Lake in Washington County Sweden Washington County, Minnesota Immigration Minnesota Historical Society
1867 Medicine Lodge, KS Treaty Relocates Plains Indians in Western Oklahoma Kansas Oklahoma Historic U.S. Documents Native American Studies Commanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapahoe Tribes History Channel
1962 Chubby Checker Appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sings "The Twist" Television Popular Music African-American Performing Artists

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