Today in History

Events on Oct 21

The Marcoses are Indicted
A federal grand jury in New York indicts former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, on charges of fraud and racketeering. Marcos dies before the trial; his widow, Imelda, is acquitted in 1990.

Edison Invents Workable Electric Light
Thomas Edison invents a workable electric light in his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.