21 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Richard Plantagenet Duke of York, 1411
  • Philippe I, Duke of Orleans, 1640
  • Louis Jolliet, 1645
  • H. G. Wells, 1866
  • Gustav Holst, 1874
  • Ladislas Farago, 1906
  • Dawn Addams, 1930
  • Larry Hagman, 1931
  • Leonard Cohen, 1934
  • Henry Gibson, 1935
  • Jerry Bruckheimer, 1945
  • Stephen King, 1947
  • Florence Griffith Joyner, 1959
  • Rob Morrow, 1962
  • Faith Hill, 1967

Died On This Day:

  • Virgil, 19 BC
  • King Edward II murdered, 1327
  • Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, 1558
  • Sir Walter Scott, 1832
  • Arthur Schopenhauer, 1860
  • Walter Brennan, 1974
  • Jacqueline Susann, 1974
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner, 1998

Today's Events:

  • 1599 - First written record of a performance of a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre - probably Julius Caesar.
  • 1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie defeats British Army at Battle of Prestonpans.
  • 1784 - America's first daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Packet, first issued.
  • 1792 - Era of the French Republic begins.
  • 1895 - Duryea Motor Wagon Co. is first auto company to be incorporated-in Springfield, Mass.
  • 1903 - First Western movie opens in US - Kit Carson.
  • 1915 - Stonehenge and 30 surrounding acres sold at auction to Mr. C.H. Chubb who later gave it to the nation.
  • 1937 - J.R.R. Tokien's "The Hobbit" published in England by Allen and Unwin.
  • 1938 - Hurricane causes $1 billion damage to NY, CT, RI, MA, VT-600 dead.
  • 1949 - Federal Republic of Germany formally begins.
  • 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor confirmed by U.S. Senate 95-0 as first female justice of the Supreme Court.
  • 1989 - Eight billion dollar damaging Hurricane Hugo batters Charleston, SC after trashing Virgin Islands.
  • 2013 - At noon Al-Shabab terrorists enter upscale Westgate mall in Nairobi and begin shooting innocent people; 62 killed, 175 injured.
  • 2030 - Small asteroid-like object, designated 2000 SG344 may hit the earth and wipe out millions.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Matthew

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Belize (1981), Malta (1964)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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