Historical Events on 21st September
All Events Birthdays
Events 1 - 186 of 186
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.
King of Great Britain James I and VI 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.
Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr 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
Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier 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
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1936 - Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London
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
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano 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.
Boxing Champ Archie Moore 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
1968 - Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
1969 - 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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 - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 - Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos 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.
Paleontologist, Evolutionary Biologist & Science Historian Stephen Jay Gould 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)
MLB Star Andre Dawson 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
LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 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.
Actor James Gandolfini 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
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.
Actor Emile Hirsch 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
— Historical Events on this Day —