1737 ~ Marie-Louise O’Murphy de Boisfaily the younger mistress of King Louis XV of France was born on the 21st October 1737 (died 11th December 1814) . Her life was dramatised by Duncan Sprott in the 1997 novel Our Lady of the Potatoes.
1833 ~ Alfred Nobel the Swedish chemist, engineer and founder of the Nobel Prize was born in Stockholm on the 21st October 1833 (died 1896 aged 63).
1917 ~ Dizzy Gillespie the American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader was born in Cheraw, South Carolina on the 21st October 1917 (died 1993 aged 75).
1940 ~ Manfred Mann the South African-English keyboard player and producer was born in Johannesburg on the 21st October 1940. official website : ManfredMann.co.uk | Mighty Quinn 1967 video…
1942 ~ Elvin Bishop the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Glendale, California, on the 21st October 1942. official website : ElvinBishopMusic.com | video : Fooled Around ad Fell in Love (1976)…
1945 – Women were allowed to vote in France for the first time on the 21st October 1945.
1956 ~ Carrie Fisher the American actress and screenwriter was born in Burbank, California, on the 21st October 1956 (died 2016 aged 60). official website : CarrieFisher.com |
1977 – The European Patent Institute was founded on the 21st October 1977.
2003 – Eris the dwarf planet images were taken and used in documenting its discovery on the 21st October 2003.
Today in History for October 21st ~ video presented by the Associated Press…