October 21 in Pop Culture History
1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan in South America.
1797 – In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution was launched. It was the third such vessel completed for the US Navy.
1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
1921 – The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles…