About September 21

September 21, 2021 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.

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Virgo is the sun 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.

What Happened On September 21

  • 1217
    Livonian Crusade: The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo are killed in Battle of St. Matthew’s Day.
  • 1745
    Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
  • 1776
    Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
  • 1823
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
  • 1937
    J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.
  • 1938
    The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • 1939
    Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.
  • 1942
    In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
  • 1953
    LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
  • 1961
    Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
  • 1964
    Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law.
  • 1976
    Seychelles joins the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1991
    Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.

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