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What Happened on September 21

Important Events

  • 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

Do you know this fact about today?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 this fact about today?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
  • 1996 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook

Famous Divorces

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