21 February 1911
On this date in 1911...The “last Comanche Chief” and founder of the Native American Church, Quanah Parker, died at age sixty-four and was buried at Post Oak Mission Cemetery near Cache, Oklahoma.
- 1861 - Camp Cooper, a post established on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River to keep watch over the nearby Comanche Reservation, was abandoned by federal troops.
- 1863 – The Battle of Valverde, New Mexico.
- 1922 - The Italian Airship Roma exploded at Hampton Roads, Virginia killing 34 people.
- 1988 - In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin and that he was leaving the pulpit temporarily.
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