What are the important events that happened on September 21? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 21: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 21 is the 264th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 8, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 462,144 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontatetragon’ day.
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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 123 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,561 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 21 Historical Events
An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in Hundred Years’ War.
American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days’ Reform in China.
A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
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.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.
Who were born on September 21?
Charles William Train, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1965)
Preston Tucker, American automobile designer (d. 1956)
Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
Henry Butler, American jazz pianist
Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
Ricky Morton, American professional wrestler
David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
Mario Miranda, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
Who died on September 21?
King Edward II of England (b. 1284)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (b. 1874)
Paul Reynaud, French politician (b. 1878)
Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914)
Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
Tasos Athanasiadis, Greek writer (b. 1913)
Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate (executed) (b. 1968)
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