This day in #History 211013


This day in #History
October 21st

1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

1520 – Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)

1816 – The Penang Free School is founded in George
Town, Penang , Malaysia , by the Rev Hutchings. It is
the oldest English- language school in Southeast
Asia.

1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement
(Yorkshire England)

1878 – German republic chancellor Bismarck
delegates end of ” Socialism”

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton
filament light bulb

1950 – Chinese forces occupy Tibet

1950 – Death penalty abolished in Belgium

1965 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert
B Woodward

1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day )

1969 – Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West
Germany

1969 – Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes
President of Somali

1970 – Caledonian Airways takes over British United
Airways

1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E
Borlaugh

1971 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo
Neruda

1975 – EltonJohn given a star in Hollywood

1976 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul
Bellow

1977 – US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to
South Africa

1977 – The European Patent Institute is founded.

1980 – Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of
Politburo

1987 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Robert M
Solow

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1833 – Alfred Bernhard Nobel , Stockholm, created
dynamite & Peace Prizes, ( d. 1896 )

1943 – Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian

1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle , German physicist, Nobel laureate

FAMOUS DEATHS

2003 – Luis A. Ferré , Governor of Puerto Rico ( b.
1940)

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