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Notable Historical Events for September 21st

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

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

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic

1936Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

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

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

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

1938Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

1827According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon

September 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 21st Deaths
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