Today in History October 21

Looking For The Light

Today was an interesting dayin history. How history making was Your Day?


A 17-year-old Ella Fitzgerald goes to New York’s Apollo Theater to dance on stage for Amateur Night, but opts to sing instead. She wins the competition with her renditions of Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Judy’ and the Boswell Sisters’ ‘The Object of My Affection,’ and an American music legend is born.


Alice Calhoun, American Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)


Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)


Stan Musial, AmericanMLBoutfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)


Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England


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