Events in History on September 21

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1192 English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured 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 British government 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 John André 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

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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 Cecil 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 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
  • 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 #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 surrender
  • 1946 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

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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
  • 1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson
  • 1954 Eelco Van Kleffens appointed President of the ninth session of the UN General Assembly
  • 1955 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 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 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
  • 1970 Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
  • 1970 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

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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

  • 1974 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • 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 explodes bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes are 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 eject safely, but three people killed and several injured when one of the aircraft destroys 3 dwellings

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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 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
  • 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"