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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 8, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,203,040 minutes 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 133 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 3,196 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 21 Historical Events
American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
Joseph Smith is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who told him the location of gold plates, which Smith obtained four years later and partially translated into The Book of Mormon.
A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
Salvador Lutteroth ran the first ever EMLL (now CMLL) show in Mexico, marking the birth of Lucha Libre
The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
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.
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
Who were born on September 21?
Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1493)
Bob Stokoe, English football and manager (d. 2004)
Bobby Tench, British vocalist and guitarist
Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, British musician (Motörhead)
Jack Givens, American basketball player
Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
Rick Mahorn, American basketball player
Doug Davis, American baseball player
Who died on September 21?
Caupo of Turaida, Livonian military leader
François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
Artur Phleps, German Waffen-SS officer (b. 1881)
Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
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