On This Day: September 21st

This is 265th day of the year and 101 days remain in the year.

in history
The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.
The New York Sun published its famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.
A hurricane struck New York and New England with extensive damage and more than 600 deaths.
The People's Republic of China was proclaimed.
Malta gained its independence from Great Britain.
Belize gained its independence from Great Britain.
September 21 Birthdays
Herbert 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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