October 21 in History – What happened on 21 October in Past

✅ Published on October 21st, 2019 in October in History

21 October - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on October 21, the day number in a year is 294 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 295. October 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

October 21 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1096The Seljuk forces of Kilij Arslan destroyed the army of thePeople's Crusade as it marched toward Nicaea.
1296Alauddin Khilji assumed the throne of Delhi.
1520The islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon were discovered by Portuguese explorer João ÁlvaresFagundes near Canada, who named them 'Islands of the 11,000 Virgins'.
1600Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated the leaders of rival Japanese clans atthe Battle of Sekigahara in what is now Sekigahara, Gifu, clearing thepath for him to form the Tokugawa shogunate.
1727Russian and Chinese agreements were made to correct the borders.
1805Napoleonic Wars-Lord Nelson signalled 'England expects thatevery man will do his duty' to the rest of his Royal Navy forces before they defeated Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and his combined French–Spanish navy at the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain's Cape Trafalgar.
1805A battle called Drafalgar occurred near the Gibraltar water damru central in southwestern Spain. Britain defeated the French and Spanish fleets in this war.
1816Penang Island Free Penco established Penang Island in modern Malaysia) by Rev. Sparke Hutchings.
1833Alfred Noble, a Swedish chemist and inventor of dynamite, was born.
1845The New York Herald became the first newspaper to mention a game of baseball.
1854Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to Turkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the Crimean War.
1858French composer Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in theUnderworld, featuring music most associated with the can-can (audiofeatured), was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens inParis.
1867The first of the Medicine Lodge Treaties was signed between theUnited States and several Native American tribes in the Great Plains,requiring them to relocate to areas in present-day western Oklahoma.
1871New York) was the first non-competitive outdoor athletic game in the US.
1902A five-month strike by United Money Workers in the US ended.
1910A bomb explosion at the Los Angeles Times building leads to the death of 21 people and injuring many more.
1910HMS Niobe arrived in Halifax Harbour to become the first largeship of the Royal Canadian Navy.
1918Margate Oven set a world record with a typing speed of 170 VPM in 1 minute.
1921George Melford's wildly successful silent film The Sheik, whichwould propel its leading actor Rudolph Valentino to stardom, premiered.
1931Famous Hindi film actor Shammi Kapoor was born.
1934Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose founded Azad Hind Fauj in Singapore.
1939Famous Hindi films actress Helen was born.
1944World War II-German forces surrendered to American troops,ending the three-week-long Battle of Aachen.
1945Women in France are given voting rights as part of the woman's suffrage movement. This will now allow them to vote in the parliamentary elections as part of the woman's suffrage movement.
1945Women in France got the right to vote for the first time.
1950Korean War-British and Australian troops of the 27th BritishCommonwealth Brigade engaged in heavy fighting with North Korean forcesin the Battle of Yongju.
1950The death penalty ended in Belgium.
1952A lot of the members of the Mau Mau movement who were asking for a self government after the state of emergency, are now in police custody. This includes Jomom Kenyatta.
1959The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Americanarchitect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City.
1973President Nixon of the United States is asking for a 2.2 billion dollar military aide for Israel.
1978After reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft,Frederick Valentich disappeared in unexplained circumstances whilepiloting a Cessna 182L light aircraft over the Bass Strait to KingIsland, Australia.
1981Andreas Papandreou began the first of his two terms as PrimeMinister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of powerdominated by conservative forces.
1983At the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures,the length of a metre was redefined as the distance light travels invacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
1986Scientists have been examining a huge hole that has emerged in the Earth’s ozone layer over Antarctica. They received this information from a satellite connection. As per them, it has been caused a certain chemical process and have their doubts on the gas used in Aerosol cans.
1998American cancer specialist Dr. Jane Heaney became the first woman commissioner of the FDA).
2005According to an investigation conducted by the United Nations, it is revealed that members of the Syrian and Lebanese governments were involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
2005Mukhtaran Mai \ 'Woman of the Year \ was elected Pakistan's victim of gang rape.
2007The world's biggest banks sanction a plan, to restore the world's financial system. This also has the support of the United States Treasury.
2008A trade route has been started between the Kashmir belonging to Pakistan and India's Jammu and Kashmir state after a 60-year barricade.
2009Many demonstrators gather in Lima, Peru, to protest the approval of a bill that proposes the legalization of some form of abortion.
2012Indian filmmaker-director Yash Chopra died.
2013The state of New Jersey has allowed same-sex-marriages, becoming the 14th state in the U.S. to do so.
2013The Parliament of Canada granted Malala Yousafzai citizenship to Canada.

Famous Birthdays of October 21 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1925Celia Cruz / Singer / United States of America
1975Toby Hall / Baseball Player / United States of America
1912Don Byas / Educator / United States of America
1918Milton Himmelfarb / Author / United States of America
1912Georg Solti / Director / United Kingdom
1975Henrique Hilário / Footballer / Portugal
1790Alphonse de Lamartine / Politician / France
1929Ursula K. Le Guin / Author / United States of America
1926Leonard Rossiter / Actor / United Kingdom
1687Nicolaus I Bernoulli / Mathematician / Switzerland
1895Paavo Johansson / Javelin Thrower / Finland
1972Orlando Thomas / Footballer / United States of America
1983Shelden Williams / Basketball Player / United States of America
1976Josh Ritter / Writer / United States of America
1833Alfred Nobel / Chemist / Sweden
1949Michel Brière / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1943Ron Elliott / Writer / United States of America
1940Rhoda Gemignani / Actress / United States of America
1942John Stevens / Academic / United Kingdom
1952Allen Hoey / Poet / United States of America
1990Ricky Rubio / Basketball Player / Spain
1959Ken Watanabe / Actor / Japan
1938Carl Brewer / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1978Henrik Klingenberg / Singer / Finland
1937Farooq Abdullah / Politician / India
1976Henrik Gustavsson / Footballer / Sweden
1927Fritz Wintersteller / Mountaineer / Austria
1908Niyazi Berkes / Academic / United Kingdom
1979Gabe Gross / Baseball Player / United States of America
1988Daniel Schorn / Cyclist / Austria

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