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Calendar for September 21st, 2014

Every Year

  • International Day of Peace

  • Belize: Independence Day

  • 1640s

  • Born 1645: Louis Joliet (explorer)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1737: Francis Hopkinson (judge)

  • 1780s

  • Born 1788: Margaret Taylor (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1830s

  • Died 1832: Sir Walter Scott (poet)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1849: Sir Edmund William Gosse (poet)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1866: H.G. Wells (writer)

  • Born 1867: Henry Lewis Stimson (politician)

  • 1890s

  • 1897: The New York Sun's Frank Church replied, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny animator)

  • 1915: Stonehenge was sold to a local landowner for 6,600 pounds

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Larry Hagman (actor)

  • 1937: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit published

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Don Felder (musician)

  • Born 1947: Stephen King (author)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Bill Murray (actor)

  • Born 1959: Dave Coulier (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: David James Elliot (actor)

  • Born 1965: Cheryl Hines (actress)

  • 1969: The NFL's longest punt, 98 yards, came off the foot of Steve O'Neal of the NY Jets

  • 1970s

  • 1970: The NY Jets competed against the Cleveland Browns in the first televised NFL Monday Night Football game

  • Born 1971: Luke Wilson (actor)

  • Born 1972: John Kitna (football player)

  • Born 1973: Virginia Ruano Pascual (tennis player)

  • Born 1976: Jana Kandarr (tennis player)

  • 1980s

  • 1981: Belize becomes fully independent from Great Britain

  • Born 1983: Maggie Grace (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1995: Canada's "toonie" coin unveiled

  • 1996: John F. Kennedy, Jr. married Carolyn Bessette

  • Died 1998: Florence Griffith Joyner (Olympic gold medalist)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Angelo Buono, Jr. ("Hillside Strangler" convicted of killing young Los Angeles women in the 1970s)

  • 2004: Singer Billy Joel was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • Died 2007: Alice Ghostley (actress)


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