What Happened on September 21, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Genomic study study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"
  • Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued
  • Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-African descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), dies at 82