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O C T O B E R 2 1 S T :
1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
1946 – Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps) born (d. 2009)
1973 – John Paul Getty III‘s E A R is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn’t arrive until November 8. John Paul Getty III later became the father of Balthazar Getty, who went on to play the part of Pete Dayton in Lost Highway.
1983 – The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.