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Notable Historical Events for September 21st

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

1955Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

1981Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

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

2007George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

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

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

1973Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

2007"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released

1780Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

September 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 21st

1945Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw

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

September 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 21st

19 BCVirgil, Roman poet, dies at 50

1974Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

September 21st Deaths
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