Today in History

Listings for Saturday, October 23, 2021.


  • Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
  • United States Day
  • Swallows leave San Juan Capistrano.
  • 1910 Blanche Scott becomes first woman solo a public airplane flight
  • 1915 25,000 women march in New York, demanding the right to vote
  • 1941 Walt Disney's "Dumbo" is released
  • 1946 UN Gen Assembly convenes in NY for 1st time in Flushing Meadow.
  • 1956 The ill-fated revolt in Communist Hungary starts, later crushed by Soviet tanks.
  • 1977 By 2/3 majority, Panamanians vote to approve a new Canal Treaty
  • 1980 Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness.

That's all for today.

Today In History