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Notable Historical Events for September 21st

1936Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

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

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

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

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic

1780Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

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

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

1986Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1823Moroni 1st appears to Joseph Smith, according to Smith

September 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 21st Deaths
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