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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1945

Nikita Mikhalkov, director (Dark Eyes, Slave of Love)

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1945

Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

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1945

Kathy Young, rocker (Thousand Stars in the Sky)

Birth
1945

Everett McGill, Miami Beach FL, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet)

Birth
1946

Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)

Birth
1947

Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 and again in 1987)

Birth
1947

Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die

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1948

UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

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1948

Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader

Birth
1948

Beersheba liberated by Israeli army

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1948

Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)

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1948

Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

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1949

Shulamit Ran, composer

Birth
1949

Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron

Birth
1949

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister

Birth
1950

David H G viscount Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary

Birth
1950

Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns

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1950

Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation

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1950

Death penality abolished in Belgium

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1950

Chinese forces occupy Tibet

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1950

Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)

Birth
1952

Trevor Chappell, cricketer (bro of several Aussie underarm bowler)

Birth
1952

Patti Ann Davis-Reagan, singer/actress/writer, Ron and Nancy's daughter

Birth
1952

Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

Birth
1952

Dutch govt refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)

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