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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1864

Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)

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1868

Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif

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1869

1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

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1871

1st US amateur outdoor athletic games (NY)

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1872

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

Death
1873

George P Gooch, English historian/MP

Birth
1874

Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist

Birth
1878

German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

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1879

Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

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1879

Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer

Birth
1885

Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)

Birth
1885

Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist

Birth
1886

Jos‚ Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the Mart¡n Fierro), dies

Death
1887

Detroit clinches best-of-15 touring World Championship with its 8th victory in Game 11 this afternoon in Baltimore, 13-3

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1890

Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)

Birth
1891

John Metzelaar, Dutch/US (About Tropical Atl Visschen)

Birth
1891

Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)

Birth
1895

Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur

Birth
1895

Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer

Birth
1896

Edna Purviance, Lovelock NV (Dog's Pleasure, Dog's Life)

Birth
1897

Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated

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1897

Paul Kuczynski, composer, dies at 50

Death
1898

Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Ital East-Africa

Birth
1899

Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)

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1901

Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)

Birth