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Roller skating in Seattle first occurs on October 21, 1871.

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President Kennedy's Cold War cold supersedes Seattle World's Fair closing ceremonies on October 21, 1962.

Todd Pacific Shipyards fire (Harbor Island, Seattle) breaks out on October 21, 1964.

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