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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 21 September.

  1. great fire in NY

  2. 1st daily newspaper in US begins publication in Penn

  3. 1st French Republic declared

  4. 1st auto manufacturer opens -- Duryea Motor Wagon Company

  5. Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put outs ties the record

  6. 1st legal forward pass in Canadian senior football thrown (Calgary)

  7. Johann Ostermeyer patents his invention the flashbulb

  8. the nuclear submarine "Nautilus" is commissioned

  9. Yanks set dubious record stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500 foot plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway

  10. Perry Mason premiers

  11. 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours landed Dallas Texas

  12. Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no hits Yankees 1-0

  13. Malta gains independence from Britain

  14. Monday Night Football on ABC premiers - Jets vs Browns

  15. John Lennon & Yoko Ono were Dick Cavett's only guest

  16. Diana Sands dies at 39

  17. US Mariner 10 makes second fly-by of Mercury

  18. Jaqueline Susann dies at 53

  19. Richard Todd of the Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)

  20. Belize gains independence from Britain (National Day)

  21. Sandra Day O'Conner becomes the 1st female Supreme Court Justice

  22. Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition - 1st hockey in Meadowlands

  23. SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs

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These famous people were born on 21 September.

  1. 1452 - Girolamo Savonarola, Florentine monk, preacher, reformer

  2. 1756 - John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)

  3. 1788 - Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady

  4. 1866 - H.G. (Herbert George) Wells, in Bromley, Eng, (War of the Worlds)

  5. 1874 - Gustav Holst, composer (Planets)

  6. 1884 - Hugh (Shorty) Ray, supervisor of NFL officials

  7. 1930 - Dawn Addams, in England

  8. 1931 - Larry Hagman, Actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas)

  9. 1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, American playwright

  10. 1935 - Henry Gibson, Laugh-in's poet

  11. 1944 - Fanny Flagg, in Alabama - Candid Camera

  12. 1947 - Stephen King, suspense writer (Shining, Kujo)

  13. 1950 - Bill Murray, SNL's 1st replacement

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