On This Day..... September 21

 

SEPTEMBER 21ST

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NEW YORK APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS POW / MIA RECOGNITION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • H.G. WELLS (1866-1946)
  • CHUCK JONES (1912-2002)
 
  • LARRY HAGMAN (1931-2012)
  • LEONARD COHEN (1934-2016)
 
  • STEPHEN KING (1947, 71)
  • BILL MURRAY (1950, 68)
 
  • SHINZO ABE (1954, 64)
  • ETHAN COEN (1957, 61)
 
  • DAVE COULIER (1959, 59)
  • DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT (1960, 58)
 
  • NANCY TRAVIS (1961, 57)
  • ROB MORROW (1962, 56)
 
  • FAITH HILL (1967, 51)
  • RICKI LAKE (1968, 50)
 
  • SAMANTHA POWER (1970, 48)
  • ALFONSO RIBEIRO (1971, 47)
 
  • DAVID VETTER (BUBBLE BOY) (1971-1984)
  • LUKE WILSON (1971, 47)
 
  • LIAM GALLAGHER (1972, 46)
  • NICOLE RICHIE (1981, 37)
 
  • JOSEPH MAZZELLO (1983, 35)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1621, KING JAMES I GRANTS A CHARTER FOR THE COLONY NOVA SCOTIA
  • IN 1776, AFTER TAKING NEW YORK FIVE DAYS EARLIER, THE BRITISH BURN A QUARTER OF THE CITY DOWN
  • IN 1776, NATHAN HALE IS ARRESTED BY THE BRITISH FOR SPYING FOR AMERICA
  • IN 1780, BENEDICT ARNOLD TURNS OVER PLANS FOR WEST POINT TO THE BRITISH
 
  • IN 1784, THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKETS AND GENERAL ADVISER IS THE FIRST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN AMERICA
  • IN 1792, THE FRENCH NATIONAL CONVENTION PROCLAIMS THE DISSOLUTION OF THE MONARCHY DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
  • IN 1827, ACCORDING TO THE MORMON CHURCH, THE ANGEL MORONI GIVES GOLD PLATES TO JOSEPH SMITH WHO TRANSLATES THEM INTO THE BOOK OF MORMON
 
  • IN 1837, CHARLES TIFFANY OPENS HIS JEWELRY AND CHINA STORES
  • IN 1872, JOHN HENRY CONYERS BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK STUDENT AT ANNAPOLIS
  • IN 1897, THE NEW YORK SUN RUNS AN EDITORIAL WHICH STATES “YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS”
  • IN 1903, “KIT CARSON” THE FIRST COWBOY FILM OPENS
 
  • IN 1922, PRESIDENT HARDING SIGNS A JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JEWISH STATES IN PALESTINE
  • IN 1936, THE SPANISH FASCIST REGIME NAMES FRANCISCO FRANCO AS SUPREME COMMANDER
  • IN 1937, J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S “THE HOBBIT” IS PUBLISHED
 
  • IN 1938, WINSTON CHURCHILL CONDEMS THE NAZI TAKEOVER OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA
  • IN 1938, “THE GREAT HURRICANE OF LONG ISLAND” TOUCHES DOWN KILLING 500-700
  • IN 1939, REINHARD HEYDRICH CONVENES A MEETING IN BERLIN TO DISCUSS “THE FINAL SOLUTION” FOR THE JEWS
  • IN 1948, MILTON BERLE’S “TEXACO STAR THEATER” DEBUTS ON NBC
 
  • IN 1949, CHINA’S COMMUNIST LEADERS PROCLAIM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • IN 1950, GEORGE MARSHALL BECOMES SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
  • IN 1955, ROCKY MARCIANO KNOCKS OUT ARCHIE MOORE FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1957, CBS DEBUTS “PERRY MASON”
  • IN 1963, BOBBY VINTON GOES TO #1 WITH “BLUE VELVET”
 
  • IN 1966, JIMMY HENDRIX CHANGES HIS NAME TO “JIMI”
  • IN 1968, NBC DEBUTS “ADAM 12”
  • IN 1968, JEANNIE RILEY GOES TO #1 WITH “HARPER VALLEY PTA”
 
  • IN 1970, ABC DEBUTS “MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”
  • IN 1970, THE NEW YORK TIMES DEBUTS ITS MODERN OP-ED PAGE
  • IN 1974, WALTER BRENNAN DIES AT 80
  • IN 1974, BARRY WHITE GOES TO #1 WITH “CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE”
 
  • IN 1981 SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUDGE
  • IN 1982, THE NFL BEGINS A 57 DAY STRIKE
  • IN 1983, DAVID MAMET PREMIERES “GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS” IN LONDON
 
  • IN 1985, MICHAEL SPINKS BEATS LARRY HOLMES FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE
  • IN 1985, DIRE STRAITS GOES TO #1 WITH “MONEY FOR NOTHING”
  • IN 1986, THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER PUBLISHES A STORY FEATURING MICHAEL JACKSON SLEEPING IN AN OXYGEN CHAMBER
 
  • IN 1989, A WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND DIVORCED HER SUCCESSFULLY SUED FOR THE RIGHT TO USE THE FERTILIZED EMBRYOS THEY HAD FROZEN TOGETHER EVEN THOUGH HE NO LONGER WANTED TO BE A FATHER
  • IN 1991, THE USA OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES “THE DREAM TEAM” FOR 1992
  • IN 1991, THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLISH PHOTOS OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
  • IN 1992, RADIOHEAD RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SINGLE “CREEP”
 
  • IN 1996, THE FUGEES GO TO #1 WITH “READY OR NOT”
  • IN 1996, CHRISTIE BRINKLEY MARRIES HER 4TH HUSBAND PETER COOK
  • IN 1996, JOHN J. KENNEDY JR MARRIES CAROLINE BISSET
  • IN 2002, PINK GOES TO #1 WITH “JUST LIKE A PILL”
 
  • IN 2004, GREEN DAY RELEASES “AMERICAN IDIOT”
  • IN 2007, GEORGE CLOONEY IS INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN NEW JERSEY
  • IN 2007, SEAN PENN RELEASES “INTO THE WILD”
 
  • IN 2008, THE FINAL TWO INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT BANKS ON WALL STREET, GOLDMAN SACHS AND MORGAN STANLEY, BECOME HOLDING COMPANIES DUE TO THE SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS
  • IN 2013, 83 YEAR OLD GEORGE SOROS MARRIES 42 YEAR OLD TAMIKO BOLTON
  • IN 2015, SCOTT WALKER DROPS OUT OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE
  • IN 2016, MARK AND PRISCILLA ZUCKERBERG DONATE $3 BILLION TO MEDICAL RESEARCH TO “CURE, PREVENT OR MANAGE ALL DISEASES” BY CENTURY’S END
 

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