15 October 2021
• the first ballet performance, Ballet Comique de la Reine, in Paris (1581)
• the execution of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari for spying for Germany during WWI (1917)
• the birthdays of writer PG Wodehouse (1881) and philosopher Michel Foucault (1926)
• the publication of EB White’s Charlotte’s Web (1952)
• the ‘Balloon Boy’ fake news story (2009)
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