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On this day: October 21

Published: Oct 08 2013 12:32:50 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 21 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Magellan discovers the strait that would bear his name, Edison tests his light bulb, Carlton Fisk waves his World Series home run fair, and Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who, all on this day.

OTD October 21 - Strait of Magellan
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1520: Ferdinand Magellan discovers the strait on the southern tip of South America now known as the Strait of Magellan.

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