September 21 Events in History - September 21 Birthdays - September 21 Deaths
2014 Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have agreed to share power in a unity government, with Ghani as president and Abdullah as chief executive officer of Afghanistan; both men claimed fraud after the election, prompting a U.N.-monitored recount
2014 NASA Mars probe MAVEN is on track to enter the planet's orbit after a 10-month journey; the probe will collect data for a year on the upper Martian atmosphere to potentially answer questions about climate change on the planet
2013 The Northern Philippines are hit by Typhoon Usagi, causing flooding, landslides and disruptions in power, communication and transportation
2013 In a report sent to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Syria claims it has fully disclosed information regarding its chemical weapons program
2012 Demonstrations by thousands of Libyan people cause Ansar al-Sharia Islamists evacuate their headquarters
2012 A leadership ballot held by the Democratic Party of Japan is won by Japan's Prime Minster, Yoshihiko Noda
2011 Google's new social network service, Google+, is released to the general public
2011 The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces the 2015 UCI World Championships will be held in Richmond, Virginia
2010 President Obama's economic advisor Lawrence Summers announces he will leave his post as head of the U.S. Economic Council
2010 In the Atlantic Ocean, tropical storm Lisa forms off the Cape Verde Islands
1999 Earthquake kills 2,295 in central Taiwan
1997 Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
1997 Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium
1997 New York Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th home run
1997 Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
1996 Christie Brinkey gets married for 4th time, she marries Peter Cook
1996 John F. Kennedy, Jr. marries Caroline Bisset
1994 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami, Florida on WBGG 105.9 FM
1993 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
1991 Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
1991 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
1990 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
1990 Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 home runs and 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,
1989 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
1988 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home
1987 3 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
1986 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey and Michael J Fox win
1986 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs New York Jets (51-45)
1986 New York 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 San Diego Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 NASA launches Galaxy-C
1983 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
1983 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 2,251 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1982 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands, New Jersey
1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
1982 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
1981 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from U.K.
1981 Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
1981 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
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 New York Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
1976 Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
1975 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1974 U.S. Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
1973 Jackson Pollocks painting "Blue Poles" sold for $2,000,000
1973 New York Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12 games
1973 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA Kansas City Kings for $450,000
1972 Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are Dick Cavett's only guest
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
1969 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
1969 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969 New York Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
1969 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 5" of rain falls on New York City
1966 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi
1965 O Kommissarova (U.S.S.R.) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
1964 Constellation (U.S.) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
1964 Malta gains independence from Britain
1964 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
1961 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
1959 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
1958 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas, Texas
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
1957 German sailing school ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
1957 Olav V, becomes king of Norway
1957 Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
1956 Yankees set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
1955 Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
1955 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1954 1st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned
1954 Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting U.N.
1953 Allied forces form West Germany
1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1951 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaims People's Republic of China
1949 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation
1948 "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
1946 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
1944 Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
1943 Arundel (Solomon Island) in U.S. hands
1943 Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
1943 Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
1943 Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
1942 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
1942 Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 U.S. launches its 1st Liberty-ship, "Patrick Henry"
1939 Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews
1938 Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700
1938 Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia
1937 J R R Tolkien, publishes "Hobbit"
1936 Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
1934 St. Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 3-0
1934 Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000
1933 Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
1931 Britain abandons gold standard/pound devalues 20%
1930 Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
1929 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling and 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
1928 "My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut
1922 President Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1921 Gas explodes at Bradishe Aniline chemical works in Germany, 565 die
1921 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
1919 33rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Zinderstein (61 62)
1915 CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for 6,600 pounds
1915 Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido
1913 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
1913 Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1906 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
1903 1st cowboy film "Kit Carson," premieres in U.S.
1898 China's empress-mother Ci Xi and emperor De Zong arrested
1897 New York Sun runs famous "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus," editorial
1896 General Kitcheners army occupies Dongola Sudan
1895 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company
1893 Frank Duryea drives 1st U.S. made gas propelled vehicle (car)
1885 Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
1883 1st direct U.S. - Brazil telegraph connection
1872 John Henry Conyers of South Carolina becomes 1st black student at Annapolis
1863 Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
1837 Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry and china stores
1823 Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
1815 King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
1814 "Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem
1792 1st French Republic forms
1792 Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France
1784 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)
1784 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success U.S. daily newspaper
1780 Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point
1776 Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested
1746 French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras
1745 Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
1677 John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
1676 Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI
1648 Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki's beats John Casimir
1621 King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
1591 French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France
1589 Battle at Arques: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League
1451 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
1435 Treaty of Atrecht: Philip of Bourgondy vs French king Charles II
1348 Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells
1192 English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured
1066 Battle at Fulford: Norway king Harald III Hardrada beats British militia