80 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1940: Churchill broadcasts on BBC to France: “The morning will come, a glorious dawn. Vive la France!”
Publication of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 21, 1945: Parliamentary elections are held in France, and communists & socialists win a majority; members of the Constituent Assembly are selected to draft a constitution for the Fourth Republic.
British engineers blow up U-boat pens in Hamburg, Germany.