What happened this day in history September 21

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

  • 1435
    An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
  • 1898
    Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days’ Reform in China.
  • 1921
    A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
  • 1942
    In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
  • 1942
    On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1953
    LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
  • 1976
    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.
  • 1993
    Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
  • 2001
    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?

  • 1890
    Charles William Train, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1965)
  • 1903
    Preston Tucker, American automobile designer (d. 1956)
  • 1919
    Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher and physicist
  • 1940
    Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer
  • 1949
    Henry Butler, American jazz pianist
  • 1953
    Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
  • 1956
    Ricky Morton, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    David Silveria, American drummer (KoЯn)
  • 1978
    Mario Miranda, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1979
    Richard Dunne, Irish footballer

Who died on September 21?

  • 1327
    King Edward II of England (b. 1284)
  • 1832
    Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
  • 1938
    Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (b. 1874)
  • 1966
    Paul Reynaud, French politician (b. 1878)
  • 1985
    Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
  • 1987
    Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
  • 1988
    Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    Tasos Athanasiadis, Greek writer (b. 1913)
  • 2011
    Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate (executed) (b. 1968)

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