Today is Sunday, October 21, day 294 of 2018. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's birthday: actress Joyce Randolph is 94 years old. Rock singer Manfred Mann is 78. Musician Steve Cropper (Booker T. the MG & # 39; s) is 77. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. Judge Judy Sheindlin is 76. Actor Everett McGill has 73. Musician Lee Loughnane (Chicago) is 72 years old. Actor Dick Christie is 70 years old. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is 69 years old. Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson is 69 years old. The music Charlotte Caffey (the Go-Go) is 65 years old. The director of the film Catherine Hardwicke is 63 years old. The singer Julian Cope is 61. The rock musician Steve Lukather (Toto) is 61. The actor Ken Watanabe is 59. The actress Melora Walters is 58. The rock musician Che Colovita Lemon is 48. The singer and rock musician Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator) is 47. Christian rock musician Charlie Lowell (Jars of Clay) is 45. Actor Jeremy Miller is 42. Country singer Matthew Ramsey (Old Dominion) is 41. Actor Will Estes is 40. Actor Michael McMillian is 40. Reality television star Kim Kardashian West is 38. Actor Matt Dallas is 36 years old. The actress Charlotte Sullivan is 35 years old. Act Aaron Tveit is 35 years old. Actor Glenn Powell is 30 years old. Country singer Kane Brown is 25 years old.
In 1797, the Constitution of the frigate of the United States Navy, also known as "Old Ironsides", was baptized in the port of Boston.
In 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a viable electric light in his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1892, schoolchildren in the United States observed Columbus Day (according to the Gregorian date) when reciting, for the first time, the original version of "The commitment of loyalty", written by Francis Bellamy for The Youth's Companion.
In 1917, members of the 1st Division of the US Army training. UU In Luneville, France, they became the first Americans to see action on the front lines of the First World War.
In 1941, the superheroine Wonder Woman made her debut at number 8 of All-Star Comics, published by All-American Comics, Inc. of New York.
In 1962, the Seattle World Fair closed after six months and almost 10 million visitors. (President John F. Kennedy, scheduled to attend the closing ceremony, canceled due to what was described as a "cold head" – the real reason turned out to be the crisis of the missiles in Cuba.)
In 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, died when a collapse of coal waste enveloped a school and about 20 houses in Aberfan, Wales.
In 1967, the Israeli destroyer INS Eilat was sunk by Egyptian missile ships near Port Said; 47 Israeli crew members were lost. Tens of thousands of protesters from the Vietnam War began two days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, pro-Iranian kidnappers in Lebanon kidnapped the American Edward Tracy (he was released in August 1991).
In 1991, the American kidnapper Jesse Turner was released by his kidnappers in Lebanon after nearly five years in captivity.
In 1996, President Clinton's "do not ask, do not tell" policy about homosexuals in the military survived his first Supreme Court trial.
In 2001, postal worker Thomas L. Morris Jr., of Washington, DC, died of anthrax by inhalation when officials began testing thousands of postal employees.
In 2008, dozens of members of the Mongol motorcycle gang were arrested by federal agents in six states on various counts following a three-year investigation in which infiltrated agents infiltrated the group. The Iraqi Cabinet decided to ask the United States to introduce changes to the draft agreement that would keep US troops there for three more years. Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was convicted in the absence of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison.
In 2013, a seventh grader at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada, shot and killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before killing himself. Same-sex weddings began in New Jersey, the 14th state to recognize nuptials between homosexual couples. The main commuter rail system in the San Francisco Bay area and its unions reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
In 2017, the five former living presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert in Texas to raise funds for victims of devastating hurricanes. The Houston Astros reached the World Series for the second time in team history, beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.