TODAY IN HISTORY: 10/21

1854 - Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.
1957 - Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
2001 - "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey & others

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1956 - Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)
1980 - Kim Kardashian, American socialite

GOODBYE TO:

2012 - George McGovern, US Politician, dies at 90

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