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OCTOBER 21

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Netherlands Antilles: Antilles Day
(Observed annually on October 21)
Bonaire St. Martin/St. Maarten Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Honduras: Armed Forces Day
(Commemorates the revolt that ousted Lozano Diaz: 10/21/1956)
Honduras Expedia
Somalia: Revolution Days (Commemoration of the bloodless revolution of 10/21-22/1969) Somalia
1790 Thomas Glascock (Georgia Statesman; Namesake of Glasscock County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Univeristy of Georgia
1949 Benjamin Netanyahu (Former Israeli Prime Minister) Israeli Political and Social Leaders
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1805 Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson (British Naval Admiral) Horatio Nelson Naval History
1940 William Gustavus Conley (Governor of West Virginia: 1929 - 1933) West Virginia Poltical and Social Leaders West Virginia State Archives
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1692 William Penn Deposed as Governor of Pennsylvania for Religious Differences with British Throne William Penn Pennsylvania British Royalty Religion Concordia
1776 Colonel John Haslet's Delaware Regiment Helps Defend New York City by Defeating a Unit of Tories at Mamaroneck, New York New York City Delaware Military Figures American Revolution State of Delaware
1805 British Admiral Horatio Nelson Dies in the Battle of Trafalgar British History War Death New York Times
1807 British Depart Copenhagen with the Captured Danish Fleet in Tow Denmark Great Britain Napoleon Bonaparte European History War Danish Military History
1904 In Alaska, the Dillingham Post Office Is Established, Named for Vermont Senator William P. Dillingham Who Had Visited the Town Dillingham, Alaska Vermont Political and Social Leaders U.S. Postal Service Alaska Historical Society
1905 President Roosevelt Visits White and African-American Schools in Florida Florida President Theordore Roosevelt Education Florida State Historical Society
1917 First Americans See Action on the Front Lines in France France World War I New York Times
1920 The Janesville, Wisconsin Irish Community Raises Funds in Support of the Irish Quest for Freedom from the British Ireland Great Britain Janesville, Wisconsin Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1941 Germans Soldiers Massacre Thousands of Yugoslavian Civilians Yugoslavia NAZI Germany World War II History Channel
1944 Aachen Is the First German City to Fall to the Allies NAZI Germany World War II New York Times
1952 Jomo Kenyatta Is Arrested British Colony of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta BBC
1956 Bloodless Coup D'état Ousts Honduran President Lozano Diaz Honduras Country Studies
1959 U.S. President Eisenhower Transfers German Rocket Scientists from U.S. Army to NASA German Scientists and Mathemaitcians President Dwight Eisenhower Space Exploration NASA History Channel
1960 Fourth & Final Kennedy-Nixon Debate: Foreign Policy Kennedy-Nixon Debates Richard Nixon The American Presidency Library of Congress
1962 Seattle World's Fair Closes Washington History Link
1966 South Wales Coal Waste Landslide Engulfs School & Homes: 140 die Wales BBC
1967 Nearly 100,000 Gather in Washington, D.C. to Protest the Vietnam War Washington, D.C. The Vietnam War History Channel
1969 Siad Barre Seizes Power in Somalia in Bloodless Revolt Somalia Somaliland.net
1971 Nixon Nominates Lewis Powell & William Rehnquist to U.S. Supreme Court. Richard Nixon U.S. Supreme Court New York Times
1988 NY Grand Jury Indicts Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos on Fraud & Racketeering New York The Republic of the Philippines Law & Legal Resources New York Times
2001 Postal Worker Is Third U.S. Anthrax Victim Disease Terrorism Death BBC

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