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1950George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

2007"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released

198638th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win

1986Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

1979Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin publish their influential paper (cited more than 4,000 times) "The Spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm", introducing the term and idea of "spandrels" into evolutionary biology

1936Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

1911Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

1823Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith

1621King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1937J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published

1969Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

1985Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic

1981Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

1938Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

1955Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1955Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

1780Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

1973Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

2007George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

1192English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria

2007"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released

1827According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon

September 21st Historical Events
Date Event
1192
English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria 
1217
The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. 
1348
Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells 
1435
Treaty of Atrecht: Philip of Bourgondy vs French King Charles II 
1451
Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge 
1589
Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League 
1591
French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France 
1621
King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia 
1648
-23] Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir [NS] 
1676
Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI 
1677
John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher 
1745
Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army 
1746
French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras 
1765
Antoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks. 
1776
5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down 
1776
Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested 
1780
Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point 
1784
1st daily newspaper in America (Pennsylvania Packet & General Advertiser) 
1792
Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention 
1815
King Willem I takes oath in Brussels 
1823
Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith 
1827
According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon 
1837
Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores 
1860
In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao. 
1863
Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga 
1872
John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis 
1883
1st direct US-Brazil telegraph connection 
1885
Dutch demonstrate for general voting right 
1893
Frank Duryea drives 1st US made gas propelled vehicle (car) 
1895
1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company 
1896
General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola Sudan 
1897
NY Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial 
1898
Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor. 
1903
1st cowboy film "Kit Carson" premieres in US 
1904
The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends today 
1905
Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms 
1906
Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record 
1911
Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party 
1913
1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France 
1913
Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople 
1915
CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600 
1915
Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido 
1919
33rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Zinderstein (6-1 6-2) 
1921
Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians 
1921
Oppau explosion, a storage silo at a BASF fertilizer producing plant explods in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed. 
1922
Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine 
1928
"My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut 
1929
1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton 
1930
Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb 
1931
Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20% 
1933
Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens 
1934
St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0 
1934
Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000 
1936
Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander 
1937
J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published 
1938
Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700 
1938
Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia 
1938
The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people. 
1939
Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews 
1941
US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, "Patrick Henry" 
1942
116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris 
1942
Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany 
1943
Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands 
1943
Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named 
1943
Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov 
1943
Soviet forces reach Dnjepr 
1944
Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders 
1946
Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay 
1948
"Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV 
1949
Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China 
1949
Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation 
1950
George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States. 
1951
Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec 
1953
Allied forces form West Germany 
1953
KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1954
1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned under Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson 
1954
Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN 
1955
Last allied occupying troops leave Austria 
1955
Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title 
1955
USSR performs nuclear test 
1955
Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9 
1956
Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway 
1957
"Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV 
1957
German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean 
1957
Olav V becomes king of Norway 
1957
Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand 
1958
1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1959
600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US 
1961
Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles) 
1961
Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter. 
1964
Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup 
1964
Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant 
1964
Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom. 
1964
The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California. 
1965
O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250') 
1965
Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations. 
1966
5inches of rain falls on NYC 
1966
Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1969
58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0) 
1969
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
1969
NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos 
1969
Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8) 
1970
"Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21 
1970
KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1970
Luna 16 leaves Moon 
1970
Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0 
1970
New York Times starts first modern op-ed page. 
1971
AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers) 
1972
Marcos declares martial law in Philippines 
1972
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1973
Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000 
1973
NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games 
1973
Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000 
1974
US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury 
1975
Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic 
1976
Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia 
1976
Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet. 
1977
US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed 
1978
The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed 
1979
Two RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over the UK. Both pilots ejected safely. One of the jets broke up in midair and fell harmlessly into a field but the other dropped onto the centre of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, destroying two houses and a bungalow. Several people were injured in the accident and three people were killed. 
1979
Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin publish their influential paper (cited more than 4,000 times) "The Spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm", introducing the term and idea of "spandrels" into evolutionary biology 
1980
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic 
1980
LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception 
1980
Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record) 
1980
Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row. 
1981
Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK 
1981
Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice 
1981
Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson
1981
Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air 
1982
2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium 
1982
Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ) 
1982
NFL players begin a 57 day strike 
1982
SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs 
1982
STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad 
1983
11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila 
1983
David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London 
1983
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1984
NASA launches Galaxy-C 
1985
Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion 
1986
38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win 
1986
Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45) 
1986
NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards 
1986
New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown 
1986
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
1986
SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut 
1986
Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row. 
1987
3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf 
1988
Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home 
1989
Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki 
1990
Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years 
1990
Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs & steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt 
1990
Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68 
1990
Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs 
1991
Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union 
1991
USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics 
1993
Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns 
1994
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud/Miami Fl (WBGG 105.9 FM) 
1995
The Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths. 
1997
Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip 
1997
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship 
1997
Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium 
1997
NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR 
1997
Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271 
1999
Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead. 
2001
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly. 
2001
University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee 
2001
AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people 
2003
Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes. 
2003
55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins 
2004
The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist). 
2004
Construction of the Burj Dubai starts. 
2007
George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey 
2007
"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released 
2007
"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released 
2008
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis. 
2008
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25. 
2008
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government. 
2008
The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles. 
2008
60th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win 
2009
Macedonia officially enters the recession after experiencing a drop in GDP of 0.9% in the first quarter, followed by 1.4% in the second quarter 
2012
Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot 
2013
6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines 
2013
100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq 
2013
59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya 
2016
US Flies Bombers Over South Korea Again in Show of Force 
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