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As we sink into the weekend we invite you to take a slower approach with us on this “scroll down memory lane.” Every Saturday morning we like to slow things down a bit. Take a simpler look back at events that happened on this day in history before we head out to make new history today…
So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!
Today is Saturday, October 21st, the 294th day of the year.
On this day:
In 1797, the warship “Constitution” was launched in Boston Harbor. Following a battle with the British warship “Guerriere,” the “Constitution” was given the nickname “Old Ironsides.”
In 1917, soldiers from the U.S. Army’s First Division became the first American soldiers to do battle in World War One. The troops dug in to their trenches near Nancy, France.
In 1959, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened in New York City.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon squared off in their fourth and final televised presidential debate.
In 1975, Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame.
In 1976, the Cincinnati Reds “Big Red Machine” won their second straight World Series with a sweep of the New York Yankees.
In 1992, New York protesters upset with Sinead O’Connor for ripping up a photo of pope on “Saturday Night Live” used a steamroller to crush dozens of the Irish singer’s CDs, records and tapes.
In 1997, Elton John’s Princess Diana tribute song, “Candle in the Wind ’97” surpassed Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” to become the biggest selling song of all-time.
In 2001, the “United We Stand” benefit concert for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims was held at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The event was organized and headlined by Michael Jackson.
In 2003, actor Fred “Rerun” Berry died on this date. Berry played the character Rerun on the 1970s TV series “What’s Happening.”
In 2015, this day in history marks Back to the Future Day. It’s the day Marty McFly time traveled forward to in the 1989 film “Back to the Future Part Two.” The film made some bold predictions about what life would be like in the year 2015, with self-tying shoes, flying cars powered by fusion engines, and hoverboards. The film also predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the 2015 World Series.
In 2019, Facebook announces it took down four state-disinformation campaigns. Three were from Iran, and one was from Russia.
In 2020, Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions during an interview in the documentary film “Francesco.”
In 2020, the FBI said Iran and Russia both have U.S. voter information and were trying to influence the outcome of America’s elections.
In 2021, a live round was discharged from a prop gun by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the film “Rust.” The round killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
And that brings us here to this day. So whatever plans you have on your own 10.21.2023 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history book.
Thanks for stopping by!