Tuesday, October 21, 2014

LEO KATIKA HISTORIA TAREHE 21/10/2014

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Today in History
October 21

1096
Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders.

1529
The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.

1600
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan's most powerful warlord.

1790
The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.

1805
Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory.

1837
Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.

1861
The
Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.

1867
Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms.

1872
The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted.

1879
After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.

1904
Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.

1917
The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommerviller under French command.

1939
As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.

1940
Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.

1942
Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.

1950
North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.

1959
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.

1961
Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.

1967
The "March on the Pentagon," protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters.

1969
Israel's Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan resigns over disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policies related to the Palestinians.

1983
The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.

1994
North Korea and the US sign an agreement requiring North Korea to halts its nuclear weapons program and agree to international inspections.

Born on October 21

1760
Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese printmaker.

1772
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet ("The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Kubla Khan").

1833
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.

1917
Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.

1929
Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness)

1938
Carl Brewer, Canadian hockey player; won three Stanley Cups (1962-64) as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1950
Ronald McNair, astronaut; died when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launch on Jan. 2, 1986.

1952
Patti Davis, actress, author; daughter of former US Pres. Ronald Reagan.

1956
Carrie Fisher, actress, author, screenwriter; best known as Prince Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and he bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge; daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.

1969
Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain; presently (2013) First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander, he is heir apparent to the Bahrain kingdom.

Chanzo; History Net

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