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

  • 1435
    An agreement between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good ends the partnership between the English and Burgundy in Hundred Years’ War.
  • 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.
  • 1792
    The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1965
    Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
  • 1976
    Seychelles joins the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1981
    Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
  • 1991
    Armenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
  • 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.

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