This Day In History
October 21st :
1774 – First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts.
1879 – Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
1973 – John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome.
Celebrity Birthdays Include :
1928 – Whitey Ford
1940 – Manfred Mann
1942 – Judge Judy Sheindlin