About September 21

September 21, 2024 is the 265th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 130 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 21

  • 1435
    An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1776
    Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.
  • 1897
    The “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial is published in the New York Sun.
  • 1934
    A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing 3,036 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.
  • 1942
    On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1942
    The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
  • 1953
    LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
  • 1964
    The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • 1965
    Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law.
  • 1981
    Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1984
    Brunei joins the United Nations.
  • 1991
    Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

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