Today on the history corner, we took a trip down, in the realm of flashback and we were able to recall some events that marked this day.
October 21st, 1774
The First Continental Congress of the American colonies adjourned in Philadelphia.
October 21st, 1805
The Battle of Trafalgar took place, resulting in a British victory over the French and Spanish fleets during the Napoleonic Wars.
October 21st, 1854
Florence Nightingale and a team of nurses left for the Crimea to provide care for wounded British soldiers.
October 21st, 1879
Thomas Edison invented the electric lightbulb.
October 21st, 1921
U.S. President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
October 21st, 1945
Women in France were granted the right to vote for the first time.
October 21st, 1950
Chinese forces crossed the Yalu River during the Korean War, leading to increased hostilities.
October 21st, 1967
Thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters marched on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
October 21st, 1973
Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams became the first NFL player to score two safeties in a single game.
October 21st, 1983
The meter was officially defined as the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds.
October 21st, 1994
North Korea and the United States signed an agreement to freeze North Korea’s nuclear program.
October 21st, 2003
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the existence of two additional moons orbiting Pluto.
October 21st, 2005
The second Chinese human spaceflight mission, Shenzhou 6, was launched.
October 21st, 2013
The Apple Macintosh computer celebrated its 30th anniversary.
October 21st, 2014
Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on market power and regulation.
October 21st, 2015
Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in the “future” in the film “Back to the Future Part II.”
October 21st, 2019
The European Space Agency’s Mercury Transfer Module successfully launched on a mission to Mercury.
October 21st, 2020
The Tigray conflict in Ethiopia began, leading to significant humanitarian and political challenges.
October 21st, 2021
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft was launched, with the mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.
These events encompass a wide range of historical, scientific, and cultural developments throughout the years on October 21st.
Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on October 21st. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.
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