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What Happened on October 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2021 A shooting occurs on the set of the film Rust, in which actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop weapon which had been loaded, killing the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injuring director Joel Souza.
2019 Thirty people are killed in a fiery bus crash in western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2019 In Canada, the 2019 Canadian federal election ends, resulting in incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remaining in office, albeit with the Liberal Party in a minority government.[9]
2011 Iraq War: President Barack Obama announces that the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq will be complete by the end of the year.
2005 Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery.
1994 North Korea and the United States sign an Agreed Framework that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.
1994 In Seoul, South Korea, 32 people are killed when a span of the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
1989 In Honduras, 131 people are killed when a Boeing 727 crashes on approach to Toncontín International Airport near the nation's capital Tegucigalpa.
1987 The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian peacekeeping forces in Sri Lanka, killing 70 Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
1986 In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
1984 Niki Lauda claims his third and final Formula One Drivers' Championship Title by half a point ahead of McLaren team-mate Alain Prost at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
1983 The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
1981 Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.
1979 Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
1978 Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
1973 Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
1971 A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre near Glasgow, Scotland.
1969 The 1969 Somali coup d'état establishes a Marxist–Leninist administration.
1967 The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam organizes a march of fifty thousand people from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon.
1966 A colliery spoil tip slips onto houses and a school in the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, 116 of whom were schoolchildren.
1965 Comet Ikeya–Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers (279,617 miles) from the sun.
1959 In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens to the public.
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower approves the transfer of all US Army space-related activities to NASA, including most of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency.
1956 The Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya is defeated.
1950 Korean War: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces and North Koreans during the Battle of Yongju.
1945 In the 1945 French legislative election French women vote for the first time.
1944 World War II: The first kamikaze attack damages HMAS Australia as the Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
1944 World War II: The Nemmersdorf massacre against German civilians takes place.
1944 World War II: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, the first German city to fall to the Allies.
1943 World War II: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally established in Japanese-occupied Singapore.
1940 The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
1931 A secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.
1921 President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. president against lynching in the Deep South.
1912 First Balkan War: The Greek navy completes the capture of the island of Lemnos for use as a forward base against the Dardanelles.
1910 HMS Niobe arrives in Halifax Harbour to become the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.
1907 The 1907 Qaratog earthquake hits the borders of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, killing between 12,000 and 15,000 people.
1895 The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
1892 Opening ceremonies for the World's Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.
1888 The Swiss Social Democratic Party is founded.
1879 Thomas Edison applies for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.
1867 The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in the western Indian Territory.
1861 American Civil War: Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war.
1854 Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
1824 Portland cement is patented.
1805 Napoleonic Wars: A British fleet led by Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve in the Battle of Trafalgar.
1797 In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is launched.
1774 The flag of Taunton, Massachusetts is the first to include the word "Liberty".
1600 Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara and becomes shōgun of Japan.
1520 João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins".
1512 Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
1392 Japanese Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.
1097 First Crusade: Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch.
1096 A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fights off the People's Crusade.
Famous People Born on October 21

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Year Name
1946 Lux Interior, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1922 Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 2017)
1929 Fritz Hollaus, Austrian footballer (d. 1994)
1974 Costel Busuioc, Romanian tenor
1967 Paul Ince, English footballer and manager
1984 Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
1955 Fred Hersch, American pianist and composer
1982 Hari Kondabolu, American comedian, actor, and podcaster
1991 Harry Pell, English footballer
1980 Kim Kardashian, American reality television personality, actress, model, businesswoman and socialite
Famous People Deaths On October 21

Here is a list of some famous peope who died on October 21. For full list please click on the link above.

Date Name
1125 Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian priest and historian (b. 1045)
1952 Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (b. 1871)
2007 Paul Fox, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2012 Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
645 Zhenzhu Khan, khan of Xueyantuo
2002 Edward J. Mortola, American academic and president of Pace University (b. 1917)
1500 Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)
2006 Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1959)
1993 Sam Zolotow, American journalist and critic (b. 1899)
1975 Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (b. 1887)