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21st of September 1217 EVENT Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo are killed in Battle of St. Matthew's Day.
21st of September 1435 EVENT An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in Hundred Years' War.
21st of September 1745 EVENT Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
21st of September 1780 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
21st of September 1792 EVENT The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy.
21st of September 1827 EVENT Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.
21st of September 1860 EVENT In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
21st of September 1896 EVENT British force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan.
21st of September 1897 EVENT The "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial is published in the New York Sun.
21st of September 1898 EVENT Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.
21st of September 1921 EVENT A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
21st of September 1934 EVENT A large typhoon hits western Honshu, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
21st of September 1937 EVENT J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
21st of September 1938 EVENT The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
21st of September 1939 EVENT Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.
21st of September 1942 EVENT On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
21st of September 1942 EVENT In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynow and move to the Ghetto in Bia?a Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janow Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.
21st of September 1942 EVENT In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
21st of September 1942 EVENT The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
21st of September 1953 EVENT LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
21st of September 1961 EVENT Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
21st of September 1964 EVENT Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
21st of September 1964 EVENT The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
21st of September 1965 EVENT Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
21st of September 1971 EVENT Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
21st of September 1972 EVENT Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
21st of September 1976 EVENT Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
21st of September 1976 EVENT Seychelles joins the United Nations.
21st of September 1981 EVENT Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
21st of September 1981 EVENT Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
21st of September 1984 EVENT Brunei joins the United Nations.
21st of September 1989 EVENT Hurricane Hugo makes landfall in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
21st of September 1991 EVENT Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
21st of September 1993 EVENT Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
21st of September 1999 EVENT Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
21st of September 2001 EVENT Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
21st of September 2001 EVENT AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 31 people
21st of September 2001 EVENT America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.
21st of September 2003 EVENT Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
21st of September 1051 BIRTHDAY Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)
21st of September 1328 BIRTHDAY Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
21st of September 1411 BIRTHDAY Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
21st of September 1415 BIRTHDAY Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1493)
21st of September 1428 BIRTHDAY Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
21st of September 1452 BIRTHDAY Girolamo Savonarola, Dominican priest and ruler of Florence (d. 1498)
21st of September 1559 BIRTHDAY Cigoli, Florentine painter, architect, and sculptor (d. 1613)
21st of September 1629 BIRTHDAY Philip Howard, English Catholic cardinal (d. 1694)
21st of September 1645 BIRTHDAY Louis Joliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
21st of September 1706 BIRTHDAY Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, queen of Sardinia (d. 1735)
21st of September 1756 BIRTHDAY John MacAdam, Scottish engineer and road-builder (d. 1836)
21st of September 1758 BIRTHDAY Christopher Gore, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
21st of September 1760 BIRTHDAY Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
21st of September 1819 BIRTHDAY Princess Louise Marie Therese of France (d. 1864)
21st of September 1840 BIRTHDAY Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1904)
21st of September 1842 BIRTHDAY Abd-ul-Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
21st of September 1849 BIRTHDAY Maurice Barrymore, Indian-born patriarch of the Barrymore family (d. 1905)
21st of September 1853 BIRTHDAY Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
21st of September 1859 BIRTHDAY Francesc Macia i Llussa, Catalan politician (d. 1933)
21st of September 1860 BIRTHDAY Wilson Kettle, Canadian centenarian (d. 1963)
21st of September 1862 BIRTHDAY James E. Talmage, American religious figure and author (d. 1933)
21st of September 1863 BIRTHDAY John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
21st of September 1866 BIRTHDAY Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1936)
21st of September 1866 BIRTHDAY H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
21st of September 1873 BIRTHDAY Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
21st of September 1874 BIRTHDAY Gustav Holst, English composer (d. 1934)
21st of September 1890 BIRTHDAY Max Immelmann, German WWI fighter pilot (d. 1916)
21st of September 1890 BIRTHDAY Charles William Train, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1965)
21st of September 1895 BIRTHDAY Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
21st of September 1896 BIRTHDAY Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (d. 2011)
21st of September 1899 BIRTHDAY Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
21st of September 1902 BIRTHDAY Sir Allen Lane, British book publisher (d. 1970)
21st of September 1902 BIRTHDAY Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (d. 1963)
21st of September 1903 BIRTHDAY Preston Tucker, American automobile designer (d. 1956)
21st of September 1905 BIRTHDAY Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
21st of September 1906 BIRTHDAY Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
21st of September 1909 BIRTHDAY Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian statesman (d. 1972)
21st of September 1912 BIRTHDAY Gyorgy Sandor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
21st of September 1912 BIRTHDAY Chuck Jones, American animator (d. 2002)
21st of September 1916 BIRTHDAY Francoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)
21st of September 1917 BIRTHDAY Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)
21st of September 1918 BIRTHDAY Karl Slover, German-born American actor
21st of September 1918 BIRTHDAY John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (d. 2007)
21st of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
21st of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
21st of September 1921 BIRTHDAY John McHale, American baseball player and executive (d. 2008)
21st of September 1924 BIRTHDAY Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1957)
21st of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Donald A. Glaser, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
21st of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d. 2000)
21st of September 1929 BIRTHDAY Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
21st of September 1929 BIRTHDAY Sandor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
21st of September 1931 BIRTHDAY Larry Hagman, American actor
21st of September 1933 BIRTHDAY Dick Simon, American racing driver
21st of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer and songwriter
21st of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager
21st of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)
21st of September 1936 BIRTHDAY Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
21st of September 1936 BIRTHDAY Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
21st of September 1936 BIRTHDAY Diane Rehm, American radio talk show host
21st of September 1937 BIRTHDAY John D'Amico, Canadian NHL official (d. 2005)
21st of September 1938 BIRTHDAY Doug Moe, American basketball player and coach
21st of September 1939 BIRTHDAY Rory Storm, English musician
21st of September 1940 BIRTHDAY Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
21st of September 1940 BIRTHDAY Bill Kurtis, American television journalist
21st of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
21st of September 1941 BIRTHDAY R. James Woolsey, Jr., American Central Intelligence Agency director
21st of September 1944 BIRTHDAY Hamilton Jordan, American chief of staff for Jimmy Carter (d. 2008)
21st of September 1944 BIRTHDAY Fannie Flagg, American actress and novelist
21st of September 1944 BIRTHDAY Steve Beshear, American politician
21st of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer
21st of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
21st of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Richard Childress, American NASCAR team owner
21st of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss jurist
21st of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Stephen King, American author
21st of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Marsha Norman, American playwright
21st of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Don Felder, American guitarist (Eagles)
21st of September 1949 BIRTHDAY Artis Gilmore, American basketball player
21st of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Bill Murray, American comedian and actor
21st of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Charles Clarke, British politician
21st of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
21st of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Bruce Arena, American soccer coach
21st of September 1952 BIRTHDAY Dave Gregory, English guitar and keyboard player (XTC)
21st of September 1952 BIRTHDAY Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
21st of September 1953 BIRTHDAY Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
21st of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician
21st of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, British musician (Motorhead)
21st of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Francois Cluzet, French actor
21st of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Richard Hieb, American astronaut
21st of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Mika Kaurismaki, Finnish director
21st of September 1956 BIRTHDAY Ricky Morton, American professional wrestler
21st of September 1956 BIRTHDAY Jack Givens, American basketball player
21st of September 1956 BIRTHDAY Marta Kauffman, American television producer
21st of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player
21st of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Mark Levin, American attorney, radio talk show host and author
21st of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Ethan Coen, American film director
21st of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
21st of September 1957 BIRTHDAY Penny Smith, English television presenter
21st of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
21st of September 1958 BIRTHDAY Rick Mahorn, American basketball player
21st of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Dave Coulier, American actor
21st of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Danny Cox, American baseball player
21st of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Corinne Drewery, British singer (Swing Out Sister)
21st of September 1960 BIRTHDAY David James Elliott, Canadian actor
21st of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Nancy Travis, American actress
21st of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Rob Morrow, American actor
21st of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
21st of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Cecil Fielder, American baseball player
21st of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
21st of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer and composer
21st of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Frederic Beigbeder, French writer and critic
21st of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Cheryl Hines, American actress
21st of September 1965 BIRTHDAY Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Finnish film director
21st of September 1965 BIRTHDAY David Wenham, Australian actor
21st of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Glen Benton, American musician (Deicide)
21st of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer (Barenaked Ladies)
21st of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Faith Hill, American singer
21st of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
21st of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Jason Christiansen, American baseball player
21st of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Curtis Leschyshyn, Canadian ice hockey player
21st of September 1970 BIRTHDAY John Cudia, American actor
21st of September 1971 BIRTHDAY John Crawley, English cricketer
21st of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor
21st of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Luke Wilson, American actor
21st of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Olivia Bonamy, French actress
21st of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Jon Kitna, American football player
21st of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Liam Gallagher, English singer (Oasis)
21st of September 1972 BIRTHDAY David Silveria, American drummer (Ko?n)
21st of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Scott Spiezio, American baseball player
21st of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Heather Brewer, American writer of young adult fiction.
21st of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
21st of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
21st of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Bryce Drew, American basketball player
21st of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Taral Hicks, American musician
21st of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Jana Kandarr, German tennis player
21st of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Andy Todd, English footballer
21st of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Doug Davis, American baseball player
21st of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Poul Hubertz, Danish footballer
21st of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer and guitarist (Mew)
21st of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Brian Tallet, American baseball player
21st of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Luke Godden, Australian rules footballer
21st of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
21st of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
21st of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
21st of September 1979 BIRTHDAY James Allan, Scottish singer (Glasvegas)
21st of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Julian Gray, English footballer
21st of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Robert Hoffman, American actor
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Autumn Reeser, American actress
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Aleksa Palladino, American actress
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
21st of September 1980 BIRTHDAY Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
21st of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Nicole Richie, American socialite
21st of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Rimi Sen, Indian actress
21st of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Parvati Shallow, American reality show contestant
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Rowan Vine, English footballer
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Danny Kass, American snowboarder
21st of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Christos Tapoutos, Greek footballer
21st of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
21st of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Maggie Grace, American actress
21st of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Joseph Mazzello, American actor
21st of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
21st of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
21st of September 1985 BIRTHDAY Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
21st of September 1986 BIRTHDAY Faris Badwan, British singer
21st of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Clausen, American football player
21st of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Courtney Paris, American basketball player
21st of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Ashley Paris, American basketball player
21st of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
21st of September 1989 BIRTHDAY Jason Derulo, American Pop singer
21st of September 1990 BIRTHDAY Christian Serratos, American actress, model and singer
21st of September 1990 BIRTHDAY Allison Scagliotti, American actress,
21st of September 0454 DEATH Aetius, Roman general (Born c.396)
21st of September 1217 DEATH Caupo of Turaida, Livonian military leader
21st of September 1217 DEATH Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian military leader
21st of September 1327 DEATH King Edward II of England (Born 1284)
21st of September 1397 DEATH Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (Born 1346)
21st of September 1542 DEATH Juan Boscan Almogaver, Spanish poet
21st of September 1558 DEATH Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1500)
21st of September 1576 DEATH Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (Born 1501)
21st of September 1586 DEATH Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader (Born 1517)
21st of September 1626 DEATH Francois de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguieres, Constable of France (Born 1543)
21st of September 1719 DEATH Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (Born 1647)
21st of September 1743 DEATH Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (Born 1688)
21st of September 1748 DEATH John Balguy, English philosopher (Born 1686)
21st of September 1796 DEATH Francois Severin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (Born 1769)
21st of September 1798 DEATH George Read, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Born 1733)
21st of September 1832 DEATH Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (Born 1771)
21st of September 1860 DEATH Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (Born 1788)
21st of September 1874 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Elie de Beaumont, French geologist (Born 1794)
21st of September 1897 DEATH Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (Born 1819)
21st of September 1904 DEATH Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader (Born 1840)
21st of September 1906 DEATH Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (Born 1838)
21st of September 1926 DEATH Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (Born 1857)
21st of September 1938 DEATH Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (Born 1874)
21st of September 1939 DEATH Armand Calinescu, Romanian prime-minister (assassinated) (Born 1893)
21st of September 1944 DEATH Artur Phleps, German Waffen-SS officer (Born 1881)
21st of September 1946 DEATH Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Born 1871)
21st of September 1954 DEATH Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (Born 1858)
21st of September 1957 DEATH King Haakon VII of Norway (Born 1872)
21st of September 1963 DEATH Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (Born 1899)
21st of September 1966 DEATH Paul Reynaud, French politician (Born 1878)
21st of September 1971 DEATH Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1887)
21st of September 1972 DEATH Henry de Montherlant, French writer (Born 1896)
21st of September 1974 DEATH Walter Brennan, American actor (Born 1894)
21st of September 1974 DEATH Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (Born 1918)
21st of September 1976 DEATH Orlando Letelier, Chilean diplomat (Born 1932)
21st of September 1982 DEATH Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (Born 1897)
21st of September 1985 DEATH Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (Born 1937)
21st of September 1987 DEATH Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (Born 1951)
21st of September 1988 DEATH Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (Born 1914)
21st of September 1990 DEATH Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (Born 1933)
21st of September 1995 DEATH Rudy Perpich, American politician (Born 1928)
21st of September 1997 DEATH Jennifer Holt, American actress (Born 1920)
21st of September 1998 DEATH Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (Born 1959)
21st of September 2000 DEATH Jacques Flynn, Canadian politician and senator (Born 1915)
21st of September 2002 DEATH Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (Born 1932)
21st of September 2004 DEATH Bob Mason, British actor (Born 1952)
21st of September 2006 DEATH Tasos Athanasiadis, Greek writer (Born 1913)
21st of September 2006 DEATH Boz Burrell, English rock musician (Born 1946)
21st of September 2007 DEATH Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (Born 1929)
21st of September 2007 DEATH Alice Ghostley, American actress (Born 1926)
21st of September 2007 DEATH Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Born 1919)