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  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Oct 21, 1833

    Alfred Nobel

    Birth

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Oct 21, 1833

    Born in Stockholm, Alfred Nobel was the third son of Immanuel Nobel (1801–1872), an inventor and engineer, and Carolina Andriette (Ahlsell) Nobel (1805–1889).




  • Tainan, Taiwan
    Monday Oct 21, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Surrender of The Republican Capital Tainan

    Tainan, Taiwan
    Monday Oct 21, 1895

    The campaign effectively ended on 21 October 1895, with the flight of Liu Yongfu, the second Republican president, and the surrender of the Republican capital Tainan.




  • South Africa
    Saturday Oct 21, 1899

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Elandslaagte

    South Africa
    Saturday Oct 21, 1899

    The Battle of Elandslaagte was a battle of the Second Boer War, and one of the few clear-cut tactical victories won by the British during the conflict. However, the British force retreated afterward, throwing away their advantage.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Saturday Oct 21, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Strike by railway workers

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Saturday Oct 21, 1905

    A strike by railway workers on 21 October [O.S. 8 October] 1905 quickly developed into a general strike in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 21, 1954

    James Bond

    The episode aired live (CBS Sires "Casino Royale")

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 21, 1954

    The episode aired live (CBS Sires "Casino Royale") on 21 October 1954 and starred Barry Nelson as "Card Sense" James Bond and Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre.




  • California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 1960

    Neil Armstrong

    Resigning his Commission

    California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 1960

    As a reservist, he continued to fly, with VF-724 at Naval Air Station Glenview in Illinois, and then, after moving to California, with VF-773 at Naval Air Station Los Alamitos. He remained in the reserve for eight years, before resigning his commission on October 21, 1960.




  • Iran
    Sunday Oct 21, 1979

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Demanding the Shah's return to Iran for trial

    Iran
    Sunday Oct 21, 1979

    On 22 October 1979, the United States admitted the exiled and ailing Shah into the country for cancer treatment. In Iran, there was an immediate outcry, with both Khomeini and leftist groups demanding the Shah's return to Iran for trial and execution.


  • Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Showing the national tricolor flag

    Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    On October 21, a demonstration dedicated to those who gave their lives in the 1918–1920 Estonian War of Independence took place in Võru, which culminated in a conflict with the militia. For the first time in years, the blue, black, and white national tricolor was publicly displayed.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    Apple Inc.

    First three PowerBooks

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    In October 1991 Apple released the first three PowerBooks: the low-end PowerBook 100, the more powerful PowerBook 140, and the high end PowerBook 170, the only one with an active matrix display.


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Oct 21, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian Scud short-range ballistic missile strike on the central Grozny marketplace

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Oct 21, 1999

    On 21 October 1999, a Russian Scud short-range ballistic missile strike on the central Grozny marketplace killed more than 140 people, including many women and children, and left hundreds more wounded. A Russian spokesman said the busy market was targeted because it was used by separatists as an arms bazaar.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Mercy (2001)

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    The Rock lost the title ( WCW Championship) to Chris Jericho at No Mercy.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

    Eminem

    The Way I Am

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

    On October 21, 2008 his autobiography The Way I Am was published. Detailing his struggles with poverty, drugs, fame, heartbreak, and depression, it includes stories of his rise to fame, commentary about past controversies and original lyric sheets from "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady".


  • U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 2011

    Barack Obama

    War in Iraq

    U.S.
    Friday Oct 21, 2011

    On October 21, 2011 President Obama announced that all U.S. troops would leave Iraq in time to be "home for the holidays".


  • Rome, Italy
    Saturday Oct 21, 2017

    Ciro Immobile

    Contract extension

    Rome, Italy
    Saturday Oct 21, 2017

    On 21 October, Immobile extended with Lazio until 2022.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 2019

    Sofia Kenin

    Ranking no.12

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 2019

    During the Asian hard court season, Kenin won one additional title in both singles and doubles. She won her third singles title of the year at the Guangzhou International Women's Open, defeating Samantha Stosur in the final. Two weeks later, she partnered with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win her second doubles title of the year at the China Open, a Premier Mandatory event. During the event, the pair defeated the team of Aryna Sabalenka and Elise Mertens, who were ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the world respectively at the time. This title brought her to No. 43 in the doubles rankings. At the end of the season, Kenin qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy as the second seed, ranked No. 12 in the world. She won her opening match against compatriot Alison Riske, but lost to Karolína Muchová and did not advance out of her round-robin group. Kenin was also named the second alternate at the WTA Finals, behind Kiki Bertens. After Naomi Osaka and Bianca Andreescu both withdrew, she had the opportunity to play one match, losing to the defending champion Elina Svitolina. She finished the year ranked No. 14 in singles and No. 39 in doubles. Kenin also received the WTA Most Improved Player of the Year award for her breakthrough season, becoming the first American player to win the award since Serena Williams in 1999.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Trump mocked the Emoluments Clause

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 2019

    On October 21, 2019, Trump mocked the Emoluments Clause as "phony".


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