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Today in History & Daily Briefing, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

See what happened today in history and what is happening today locally.

It's Friday, October 21, the 294th day of the year and International Day of the Nacho in the U.S. and Mexico.

Today's Top Headlines

Today's Weather

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind between 8 and 10 mph. 

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. West wind between 3 and 7 mph.

Events & Reminders

Today in History

1774: First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1921: President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting president against lynching in the deep south.

1959: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.

1967:  More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C. A peaceful rally at the Lincoln Memorial is followed by a march to The Pentagon and clashes with soldiers and U.S. Marshals protecting the facility. 

Weather information taken from the National Weather Service. Today in History compiled from Wikipedia and other sources.

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