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Notable Historical Events for September 21st

1937J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published

198638th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J Fox win

1938Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

1986Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

1950George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1979Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin publish their influential paper (cited more than 4,000 times) "The Spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm", introducing the term and idea of "spandrels" into evolutionary biology

1621King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1985Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1911Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

September 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

1934Leonard Cohen, Montreal, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man)

1909Kwame Nkrumah, communist/premier Gold Coast/president Ghana (1960-66)

1866H. G. Wells, Bromley, Kent, English writer (War of the Worlds, Kipps), (d. 1946)

1947Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

1962Grant Fuhr, Spruce Grove Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)

1950Bill Murray, Evanston Ill, Wilmette, Illinois, actor/comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters)

September 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 21st

1996Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia

1945Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw

September 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 21st

19 BCVirgil, Roman poet, dies at 50

454Flavius Aetius, Roman general (Battle of the Catalaunian Plains), assassinated by Valentinian

September 21st Deaths
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