Today In History
In 1492: (Old Style calendar; Oct. 21 New Style), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas.
In 1861: Confederate ironclad Manassas attacked a northern ship on the Mississippi.
In 1960: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev disrupted a U.N. General Assembly session by pounding his desk with a shoe during a dispute.
In 1971: The rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway.