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#TodayInHistory – October 21

October 21 โ€“ Some important events on this day.

335 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Roman Emperor Constantine the Great rules that Jews are not allowed to purchase and circumcise Christian slaves
1520 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean
1805 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.
1854 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War
1858 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Jacques Offenbach’s operetta ” Orpheus in the Underworld” (Orphรฉe aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes “Infernal Galop” (can-can tune)
1918 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min
1944 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
1948 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1950 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Chinese forces occupy Tibet

1966 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales.

1993 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

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