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TODAY IN HISTORY - OCTOBER 21



→ Indian Police Commemoration Day.

• 1774 – First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

• 1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement.

• 1833 – Birth Day Of Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (Death On 1896)

• 1879 – Thomas Alwa Edison invents the first commercially practical incandescent light bulb.

• 1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.

• 1943 – The Provisional Government of Free India is formally declared by Subhas Chandra Bose.

• 1945 – Women's suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.

• 2010 – Death Date of A. Ayyappan, Malayalam poet and translator (Birth On 1949)

 






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