On this day…
October 21 1833 - Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and creator of the peace prize that bears his name, is born.
October 21 1854 - Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.
October 21 1945 - Women in France allowed to vote for the first time.
October 21 1959 - The Guggenheim Museum is dedicated in New York City.
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