Today On This Date

Today is 2021-09-21

YearWhat happened on this date
1066Battle at Fulford: Norway King Harald III Hardrada beats British militia
1192English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured
1348Jews in Zurich Switzerland are accused of poisoning wells
1435Treaty of Atrecht: Philip of Bourgondy vs. French King Charles II
1451Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
1589Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
1591French bishops recognize Henri IV as King of France
1621King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
1676Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI
1677John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher
1745Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
1746French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras
1776great fire in NY
1776Great fire in New York
1776Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested
17841st daily newspaper in US begins publication in Penn
17841st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet & General Advertiser)
1784Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success US daily newspaper
17921st French Republic declared
17921st French Republic forms
1814Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem"""
1815King Willem I takes oath in Brussels
1823Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith
1837Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry and china stores
1863Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after defeat at Chickamauga
1872John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis
18831st direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
1885Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
1893Frank Duryea drives 1st US made gas propelled vehicle (car)
18951st auto manufacturer opens -- Duryea Motor Wagon Company
18951st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company
1896General Kitcheners army occupies Dongola Sudan
1897New York Sun runs famous Yes
19031st cowboy film Kit Carson
1905Atlanta Life Insurance Co forms
1906Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put outs ties the record
19131st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
1913Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1915Emanuel Querido (Kerido") begins publishing Querido"""
191933rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Zinderstein (61 62)
1921Gas explodes at Bradishe Aniline chemical works in Germany, 565 die
1921Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
1922President Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1928My Weekly Reader" magazine made its debut"""
19291st legal forward pass in Canadian senior football thrown (Calgary)
19291st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling and 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
1930Johann Ostermeyer patents his invention the flashbulb
1930Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
1931Britain abandons gold standard / pound devalues 20%
1933Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
1934Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000
1936Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo / Supreme Commander
1937J R R Tolkien, publishes Hobbit""""
1938Hurricane (183 mph winds) in New England kills 700
1939Reinhard Heydrich meets in Berlin to discuss final solution of Jews
1941US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, Patrick Henry""""
1942116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
1943Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
1943Lynch Triangle (Square) in Bronx named
1943Russian 13th / 61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
1943Soviet forces reach Dnjepr
1944Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders
1946Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
1948Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV"""
1949Federal Republic of West Germany created under 3-power occupation
1951Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
1953Allied forces form West Germany
1953KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
1954the nuclear submarine "Nautilus" is commissioned
19541st nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, commissioned
1954Kleffens appointed Chairman of General Meeting UN
1955Last allied occupying troops leave Austria
1955Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1956Yanks set dubious record stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500 foot plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
1957Perry Mason premiers
1957Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV"""
1957German sailing school ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean
1957Olav V, becomes King of Norway
1957Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
19581st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours landed Dallas Texas
1958Oriole knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm no hits Yankees 1-0
19581st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands - Dallas, Texas
1959600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US
1961Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
1964Malta gains independence from Britain
1964Malta gains independence from Britain
1964Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
19665 of rain falls on New York City""
1966Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi
196958th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
1969Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1969Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
1970Monday Night Football on ABC premiers - Jets vs Browns
1970Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31"
1970KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970Luna 16 leaves Moon
1970Oakland Athletics Vida Blue no-hits Minn Twins, 6-0
1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono were Dick Cavett's only guest
1971AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
1972Marcos declares martial law in Philippines
1973Diana Sands dies at 39
1973Jackson Pollocks painting Blue Poles" sold for $2"
1973Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA Kansas City Kings for $450,000
1974US Mariner 10 makes second fly-by of Mercury
1974Jaqueline Susann dies at 53
1974US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
1975Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1976Wings performs in Zagreb Yugoslavia
1977US Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed
1980Richard Todd of the Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1980LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
1980Richard Todd of New York Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
1981Belize gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1981Sandra Day O'Conner becomes the 1st female Supreme Court Justice
1981Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from the UK
1981Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
1982Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition - 1st hockey in Meadowlands
1982SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
19822,251 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1982Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
1982San Francisco cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
1982STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
198311 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
1984NASA launches Galaxy-C
1985Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
198638th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacey and Michael J Fox win
1986Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs. New York Jets (51-45)
1986New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
1986New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1986SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
19873 Belgian minesweepers depart to Persians Gulf
1988Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home
1990Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
1990Oakland Athletics Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
1990Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs and steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
1991Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
1991USA Basketball announces Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics"""
1993Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
1994Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Laud / Miami Florida (WBGG 105.9 FM)
1996Christie Brinkey gets married for 4th time, she marries Peter Cook
1996John F Kennedy Jr marries Caroline Bisset
1997Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Championhsip
1997Mike Piazza is 2nd to hit a HR out of Dodger Stadium
1997New York Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
1997Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271

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