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2009-10-21 07:03:33
 
Join Date: 2006-12-02
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

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