What Happened on September 21

Historical Events

  • 1621 King James I of England gives Sir William Alexander a royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1792 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy
  • 1898 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • 1915 Cecil Chubb buys English prehistoric monument Stonehenge for £6,600
  • 1922 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1936 Spanish fascist junta names Francisco Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim the People's Republic of China
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Sep 21 in Sport

  • 1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike

Did You Know?

Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

On September 21, 2016

Would You Believe?

Genomic study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in "Nature"

On September 21, 2016

Famous Weddings

  • 1371 English Prince John of Gaunt marries Constance of Castile (17), heir of Peter of Castile and Leon
  • 1945 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw
  • 1967 American musician Frank Zappa weds American secretary Gail Sloatman in civil ceremony in NYC, until his death

Famous Divorces

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

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