Historical Events for 21st October 2019

1861 – Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison’s Island)
1915 – 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris
1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WWI: US troops enter front lines at Sommervillier under French command
1921 – Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
1940 – RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
1970 – 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
1979 – 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
2001 – MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1

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