TODAY IN HISTORY

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Oct. 21, 1966

One hun­dred forty-four peo­ple, 116 of them chil­dren, were killed when a coal waste land­slide en­gulfed a school and some 20 houses in Aber­fan, Wales.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1797

The U.S. Navy frigate Con­sti­tu­tion, also known as “Old Iron­sides,” was chris­tened in Boston’s har­bor.

1941

Su­per­hero Won­der Woman made her de­but in All-Star Comics is­sue No. 8, pub­lished by All-Amer­i­can Comics Inc. of New York.

1959

The Solomon R. Guggen­heim Mu­seum, de­signed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the pub­lic in New York.

1971

Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon nom­i­nated Lewis F. Pow­ell and Wil­liam H. Rehn­quist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nom­i­nees were con­firmed.)

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