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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. -- American lawyer Clarence Darrow

Other Notable Events for October 21

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On this date in history:

In 1805, in one of history's greatest naval battles, the British fleet under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the combined French-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.

In 1879, after 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric incandescent lamp.

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Notable Birthdays for October 21

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- Swedish chemist/industrialist Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize, in 1833
- jazz trumpeter John Dizzy Gillespie in 1917
- singer Celia Cruz in 1925
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Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021 with 71 to follow.

The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Guggenheim Museum

This Day in History, October 21

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On October 21st, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in New York.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: American columnist Joyce Brothers said, The best proof of love is trust.

Other Notable Events for October 20

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On this date in history:

In 1818, the United States and Britain agreed to establish the 49th parallel as the official boundary between the U.S. and Canada.

In 1918, Germany accepted U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's terms to end World War I.

In 1944 American troops landed on the eastern coast of Leyte Island in the...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 20

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Those born on this date include:

- English astronomer/architect Christopher Wren in 1632
- French poet Arthur Rimbaud in 1854
- James Robert Mann, Illinois congressman and author of the White Slave Traffic Act, also known as the Mann Act, in 1856
- educator John Dewey in 1859
- actor Bela Lugosi in 1882
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Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021 with 72 to follow.

The moon is full. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

RMS Olympic

This Day in History, October 20

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On October 20th, 1910, the RMS Olympic -- sister ship to the Titanic -- was launched.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. -- Scottish businessman Thomas Dewar

Other Notable Events for October 19

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On this date in history:

In 1781, Britain's Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.

In 1789, John Jay, one of the founding fathers and president of...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 19

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Those born on this day include:

- Abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810
- motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862
- newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922
- English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931
- actor Robert Reed in 1932
- pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 84)
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Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2021 with 73 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Battle of Zama

This Day in History, October 19

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On October 19th, 202 BC, the Battle of Zama ended in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst. -- Czech American tennis player Martina Navratilova

Other Notable Events for October 18

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On this day in history:

In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.

In 1851, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published. A small band of Herman Melville devotees orated their way through the 135-chapter opus, ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for October 18

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Those born on this day include:

- Pope Pius II in 1405
- toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836
- novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889
- former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1919
- singer Anita O'Day in 1919
- Greek actor Melina Mercouri in 1920
- rock 'n' roll legend Chuck ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2021 with 74 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

BBC Coat of Arms

This Day in History, October 18

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On October 18th, 1922, the BBC was founded.

 

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