On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 2016

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 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-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

Famous Deaths

  • John D. Loudermilk, American country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), dies at 82
2016 Highlights

About September 21, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo