What Happened on September 21

Historical Events

  • 1621 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1898 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • 1922 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • 1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
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Did You Know?

J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

On September 21, 1937

Famous Weddings

  • 1945 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw
  • 1996 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook
  • 1996 Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia
  • 2013 US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
  • 2013 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1995 Actor and host Wayne Brady (23) divorces Diana Lasso after almost 2 years of marriage
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