On This Day in History for October 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 130 of 130

  • 1978 Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • 1979 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
  • 1979 Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1980 Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

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1982 Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman

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1983 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1985 Qasim Omar (206) & Javed Miandad (203*) make 397 stand v SL
  • 1986 Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" premieres in London
  • 1986 IBM re-forms in South Africa
  • 1986 Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1986 US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut
  • 1987 7th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 1987 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Robert M Solow
  • 1987 Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination

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1988 Philippine former first couple Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1989 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake
  • 1989 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
  • 1990 The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.
  • 1991 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

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1991 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 1991 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • 1993 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • 1993 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • 1994 Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die
  • 1994 North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects
  • 1995 Addison Vance, 18, of Hickory NC, crowned 7th Ms Venus Swimwear
  • 2003 Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

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2013 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 2014 Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says German view of Holocaust will not change, after Benjamin Netanyahu says idea came from Mufti of Jerusalem

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

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