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Notable Historical Events for September 21st

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

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

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

1969Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

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

1938Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

1955Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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

September 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 21st

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

September 21st Deaths
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