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October 21st stands as a day of quirky and touching commemorations, where cultures, entertainment enthusiasts, animal lovers, and veterans come together to celebrate a variety of meaningful holidays and celebrations.

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Interesting Facts of October 21st

  1. 1. The USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy and named by President George Washington, was launched in Boston Harbor on October 21, 1797. It is now the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.
  2. 2. The Battle of Trafalgar took place on October 21, 1805, a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the War of the Third Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars. The British victory spectacularly confirmed the naval supremacy that Britain had established during the course of the 18th century.
  3. 3. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City on October 21, 1959.
  4. 4. Images of the dwarf planet Eris were taken on October 21, 2003, but it was not identified as a new object until January the following year. Eris is one of the largest known dwarf planets in our solar system.
  5. 5. The date is famously known from the movie "Back to the Future Part II" as the day that characters Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown travel to the future from the year 1985, which led to various celebrations and events on that day in 2015.