October 21

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1797 – “Old Ironsides,” the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston’s harbor.

1849 – James F. O’Connell, the first tattooed man, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York, NY.

1879 – Thomas Edison applied for a patent for his design for an incandescent lamp. It lasted 13-1/2 hours before it burned out.

1908 – A “Saturday Evening Post” advertisement offered a chance to buy a two-sided record from Columbia.

1915 – The very first “hello” was transmitted over the Atlantic Ocean wirelessly from the state of Virginia in the United States to Paris, France.

1918 – Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.

1925 – The photoelectric cell was first demonstrated at the Electric Show in New York, NY.

1925 – The U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had fined 29,620 people for prohibition (of alcohol) violations.

1927 – In New York, NY, construction began on the George Washington Bridge.

1929 – The Edison Institute, at the Greenfield Village and Form Museum) was dedicated by Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover.

1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel “For Whom the Bell Tolls” was published.

1959 – In New York, NY, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public.

1975 – Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1977 – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was established. It includes the giant dunes, South and North Manitou Islands.

1991 – Jesse Turner, an American hostage in Lebanon, was released after nearly five years of being imprisoned.

1996 – Jay Bargieri, a former executive with EMI Records, announced the launch of the first Internet record label. The record label, Jay-Bird Records, was the first of its kind.

2015 – The day in the future that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the 1989 movie “Back to the Future Part II”.

2021 – On the set of the movie “Rust”, a shooting occurred in which actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop weapon which had been loaded. The gun killed the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injured director Joel Souza.



Joyce Randolph – 99 years old (1924) – Actress (Played Trixie on TV’s “The Honeymooners”). Born in Detroit, MI

Manfred Mann – 83 years old (1940) – Musician

Steve Cropper – 82 years old (1941) – Guitarist (Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers)

Elvin Bishop – 81 years old (1942) – Singer (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop Group)

Judy Sheindlin – 81 years old (1942) – TV personality (TV’s “Judge Judy”)

Paula Kelly – 80 years old (1943) – Actress (TV’s “Santa Barbara”, “Night Court”)

Everett McGill – 78 years old (1945) – Actor (“Licence to Kill”, “Silver Bullet”, “The People Under the Stairs”, “Heartbreak Ridge”, “Dune”, “Yanks”, “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory”, “My Fellow Americans”)

Lee Loughnane – 77 years old (1946) – Trumpeter, flugelhorn player, vocalist (Chicago)

Charlotte Caffey – 70 years old (1953) – Guitarist (Go-Go’s)

Eric Faulkner – 70 years old (1953) – Guitarist, singer (Bay City Rollers)

Steve Lukather – 66 years old (1957) – Guitarist, singer (Toto)

Melora Walters – 64 years old (1959) – Actress (TV’s “Big Love”)

Jeremy Miller – 47 years old (1976) – Actor (Played Ben Seaver on TV’s “Growing Pains”)

Will Estes – 45 years old (1978) – Actor (TV’s “American Dreams”, “Blue Bloods”)

Michael McMillian – 45 years old (1978) – Actor (TV’s “True Blood”, “Hot in Cleveland”)

Kim Kardashian – 43 years old (1980) – TV personality (TV’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York”, “Dancing With the Stars: Season 7”)



Back To the Future

Conflict Resolution Day

Count Your Buttons Day

International Day of the Nacho

National Apple Day

National Mammography Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Reptile Awareness Day

National Witch Hazel Day

World Iodine Deficiency Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.com, www.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, www.daysoftheyear.com, and www.nationaldaycalendar.com.

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