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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1971

William H Rehnquist and Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black and John Harlan

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1971

"To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 perfs

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1972

Orlando Thomas, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)

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1972

"Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 perfs

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1972

"Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances

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1972

"Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances

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1973

A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series

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1973

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic

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1973

Derrick Beatty, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)

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1973

Dan Neil, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

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1973

Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered

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1974

1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps

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1974

Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic

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1975

Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

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1975

Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives

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1975

Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS

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1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1975

Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched

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1975

"Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances

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1975

Elton John given a star in Hollywood

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1976

NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

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1976

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

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1976

NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

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1976

Cin Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series

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1976

Nirachala Kumya, Miss Universe-Thailand (1996)

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