Historical Events on 21st September

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1192 English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria

  • 1217 The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
  • 1348 Jews in Zurich, Switzerland, are accused of poisoning wells
  • 1435 Treaty of Arras (1435) signed between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good of Burgundy
  • 1451 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
  • 1589 Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
  • 1591 French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France

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1621 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1648 -23] Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir [NS]
  • 1676 Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI
  • 1677 John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
  • 1745 Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
  • 1746 French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras
  • 1765 Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
  • 1776 5 days after British take New York, a quarter of the city burns down

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1776 Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale

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1780 Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1784 1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser)
  • 1792 Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention
  • 1815 King Willem I takes oath in Brussels

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1823 Moroni first appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • 1827 According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon
  • 1837 Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores
  • 1860 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
  • 1863 Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
  • 1872 John Henry Conyers of SC becomes first black student at Annapolis
  • 1883 First direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
  • 1885 Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
  • 1893 Frank Duryea drives first US made gas propelled vehicle (car)
  • 1893 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield
  • 1895 First auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company
  • 1896 General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan
  • 1897 NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus" editorial
  • 1898 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor.
  • 1903 First cowboy film "Kit Carson" premieres in US
  • 1904 The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends today
  • 1905 Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
  • 1906 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1911 Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1913 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
  • 1913 Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
  • 1915 CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600
  • 1915 Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido
  • 1921 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
  • 1921 A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.

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1922 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1928 "My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut
  • 1929 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
  • 1930 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
  • 1931 Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
  • 1933 Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
  • 1934 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
  • 1934 Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000

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1936 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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1937 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1938 Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700

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1938 Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938 The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • 1939 Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews
  • 1942 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • 1942 Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
  • 1943 Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
  • 1943 Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
  • 1943 Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
  • 1944 Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
  • 1946 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • 1948 "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • 1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones

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1950 George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1951 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • 1953 Allied forces form West Germany
  • 1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
  • 1954 Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN
  • 1955 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1955 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear test

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1955 Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1956 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
  • 1957 "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1957 German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
  • 1957 Olav V becomes king of Norway
  • 1957 Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
  • 1958 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
  • 1961 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • 1961 Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
  • 1964 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • 1964 Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964 The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • 1965 O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
  • 1965 Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.
  • 1966 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • 1966 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi
  • 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • 1969 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1969 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 1969 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 1969 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • 1970 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 1970 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Luna 16 leaves Moon
  • 1970 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • 1970 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
  • 1971 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)

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1972 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1973 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000

  • 1973 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

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1973 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1974 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • 1975 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1976 Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
  • 1976 Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
  • 1977 US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
  • 1978 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed
  • 1978 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1979 Two RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. Both pilots ejected safely, but three people were killed and several people injured in the accident and three people were killed when one of the aircraft destroyed two houses and a bungalow.

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1979 Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin publish influential paper (cited more than 4,000 times) "The Spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm", introducing idea of "spandrels" into evolutionary biology

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 1980 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • 1980 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • 1980 Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • 1981 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air
  • 1982 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1982 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
  • 1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • 1982 SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
  • 1982 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1983 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
  • 1983 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" premieres in London
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1984 NASA launches Galaxy-C

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1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1986 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win

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1986 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1986 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • 1986 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • 1986 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1986 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • 1986 Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.
  • 1987 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf

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1988 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
  • 1990 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • 1990 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
  • 1990 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68

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1990 Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
  • 1991 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 1993 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • 1994 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM)
  • 1995 The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths.
  • 1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
  • 1997 Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
  • 1997 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • 1997 Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
  • 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
  • 2001 Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • 2001 University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
  • 2001 AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
  • 2003 Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2003 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins

  • 2004 The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
  • 2004 Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.

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2007 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Film release premierFilm Release

2007 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

  • 2008 Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
  • 2008 President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.
  • 2008 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.
  • 2008 The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2008 60th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

  • 2008 37th Ryder Cup: US wins 16.5-11.5 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2009 Macedonia officially enters the recession after experiencing a drop in GDP of 0.9% in the first quarter, followed by 1.4% in the second quarter
  • 2012 Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
  • 2013 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • 2013 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2015 Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, pulls out of the Republican US Presidential race
  • 2015 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win