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OCTOBER 21

1803 Solon Robinson (Connecticut-born Agriculture Pioneer) Connecticut Scientists & Mathemticians Farming & Agriculture
1908 Louis L'Amour (North Dakota-born Author of the American West) Louis L'Amour Westward Expansion
1950 Ronald E. McNair (South Carolina-born African-American Physicist, Astronaut) Ronald McNair Physics Astronauts Famous African-Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1805 Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson (British Naval Admiral) Horatio Nelson Naval History
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1822 Banco Nacional de Texas Is First Chartered Bank West of the Mississippi Texas Banking Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1845 The New York Morning News Prints the First Known Boxscore of a Baseball Game New York City Media Baseball Journalism Historic Firsts New York 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
1868 First Large Earthquake of Recorded Time Hits San Francisco: 4 Die San Francisco Earthquake Death Historic Firsts University of California, Berkeley
1879 Thomas Edison Successfully Burns an Incandescent Lamp for over 13 Hours New Jersey Thomas Edison The Light Bulb Historic Firsts Edison, New Jersey New York Times
1959 Eisenhower Transfers German Rocket Scientists from U.S. Army to NASA German Scientists and Mathemaitcians President Dwight Eisenhower Space Exploration NASA History Channel
1967 The Minnesota North Stars Professional Hockey Team Plays Its First Home Game, Beating the California Seals 3-1. Minnesota Sports Figures Hockey National Hockey League Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society

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