What Happened on September 21

Significant Events

  • 1621 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1898 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • 1922 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
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Did You Know?

J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

On September 21, 1937

Would You Believe?

Cecil Chubb buys English prehistoric monument Stonehenge for £6,600

On September 21, 1915

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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