What Happened on September 21

Significant Events

  • 1621 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling 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 Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
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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

  • 1945 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw
  • 1996 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook
  • 1996 Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia
  • 2013 US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
  • 2013 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Famous Divorces

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