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On This Day: September 21st

This is 264th day of the year and 101 days remain in the year.

in history
1792
The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
1897
The New York Sun published its famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
1937

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.

1938
A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.
1949
The People's Republic of China was proclaimed.
1964
Malta gained its independence from Great Britain.
1981
Belize gained its independence from Great Britain.
September 21 BirthdaysHerbert George Wells(H. G. Wells), 1866–1946, English author.
Stephen Kingauthor
Bill Murrayactor, screenwriter, comedian
Heike Kamerlingh Onnesphysicist
Larry Hagmanactor
Henry Lewis Stimsonstatesman



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