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Wednesday, October 21st 2020


1854   Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, is sent to the Crimean War with a staff of 38 nurses

1879   Thomas Edison successfully tests his first electric light bulb

1954   The Fellowship of the Ring, part 1 of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, is published

Famous Birthdays:

1833   Alfred Nobel (Inventor of dynamite and founded Nobel Prize)

1917   Dizzy Gillespie (Jazz Trumpeter)

1942   Judge Judy (TV Judge)

1949   Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel)

1956   Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Princess Leia)

1978   Joey Harrington (NFL Quarterback)

1980   Kim Kardashian (Reality TV Star)


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