Lost and Found – October 21st Edition

What to remember about October 21st…

  • 1797  USS Constitution is launched in Boston Harbor; 44-gun frigate was commissioned to defend American shipping from muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast
  • 1833  Swedish chemist, manufacturer, and founder of the Nobel Prize Alfred Nobel is born (d. 1896); inventor of dynamite
  • 1867  Leaders of Plains Indian tribes sign Medicine Lodge Treaty establishing system of reservations in Oklahoma
  •  1910  Los Angeles Times building is destroyed in bombing attack orchestrated by union organizers
  • 1917  Legendary jazz musician John Birks “Dizzy” Gilespie is born in South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1921  President Harding gives a speech in Alabama condemning lynchings
  • 1944  1st recorded Japanese kamikaze attack occurs as Battle of Leyte Gulf begins
  • 1945  Women in France are allowed to vote for the st time
  • 2003  U.S. Senate votes to ban partial birth abortions

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