21st October

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2002 Car bomb kills 14 A suicide car bomb attack in northern Israel kills 14 passersby and the two suicide bombers.
2001 Third Postal US Postal worker infected with Anthrax A third Washington postal worker is diagnosed as suffering from inhalation anthrax. The lastest victim works at the Washington mail centre which processed and anthrax-tainted letter sent to Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle
1988 Ferdinand Marcos indicted Ferdinand Marcos and his wife are indicted in New York charged with fraud and racketeering.
1982 Sinn Fein members elected to Stormont Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness become the first members of Sinn Fein to be elected to the Ulster Assembly.
1966 Aberfan coal tip slip disaster The coal slag tip at Aberfan in Wales slides into the village killing 130 (many of whom are children) and injuring more
1952 Jomo Kenyatta arrested The President of the Kenya African Union, Jomo Kenyatta, is arrested in Kenya
1879 Thomas Edison creates electric light Thomas Edison develops the first workable electric light.
1854 Florence Nightingale goes to the Crimea Florence Nightingale and a group of her nurses are sent to the Crimea.
1833 Alfred Nobel is born Chemist Alfred Nobel is born in Stockholm, Sweden.
1805 French and Spanish defeated at Trafalgar The British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats the combined French and Spanish fleets in the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain. Nelson was mortally wounded at the height of the battle and died later.
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On This Day - 21st October