On This Day in History for September 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1981 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
  • 1982 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2016 Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-African descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

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2016 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
  • 2016 Migrant boat carrying 450-600 people capsizes off the Egyptian coast, only 163 rescued
  • 2016 Genomic study study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"

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