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September 21st, 2004 (September 21 2004)EventThe Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
September 21st, 2004 (September 21 2004)EventConstruction of the Burj Dubai starts.
September 21st, 2003 (September 21 2003)EventGalileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
September 21st, 2001 (September 21 2001)EventDeep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
September 21st, 2001 (September 21 2001)EventAZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
September 21st, 2001 (September 21 2001)EventUniversity of Roorkee, becomes India s 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
September 21st, 1999 (September 21 1999)EventChi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
September 21st, 1995 (September 21 1995)EventThe Hindu milk miracle occurs, in which statues of the Hindu God Ganesh began drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths.
September 21st, 1993 (September 21 1993)EventRussian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
September 21st, 1991 (September 21 1991)EventArmenia is granted independence from Soviet Union.
September 21st, 1989 (September 21 1989)EventHurricane Hugo makes landfall in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
September 21st, 1981 (September 21 1981)EventBelize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
September 21st, 1981 (September 21 1981)EventSandra Day O Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female supreme court justice.
September 21st, 1979 (September 21 1979)EventTwo RAF Hawker Siddeley Harrier jump-jets from RAF Wittering collide over the UK. Both pilots ejected safely. One of the jets broke up in midair and fell harmlessly into a field but the other dropped onto the centre of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, destroying two houses and a bungalow. Several people were injured in the accidentincluding a mother and her babyand three people were killed.
September 21st, 1976 (September 21 1976)EventOrlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
September 21st, 1972 (September 21 1972)EventPhilippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law. Martial Quotes
September 21st, 1970 (September 21 1970)EventThe Cleveland Browns beat the New York Jets at Cleveland Municipal Stadium 31-20 on the first edition of Monday Night Football.
September 21st, 1970 (September 21 1970)EventNew York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
September 21st, 1965 (September 21 1965)EventSingapore admitted as a part of the United Nations.
September 21st, 1964 (September 21 1964)EventMalta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
September 21st, 1964 (September 21 1964)EventThe North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world s first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
September 21st, 1961 (September 21 1961)EventMaiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
September 21st, 1950 (September 21 1950)EventGeorge Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
September 21st, 1942 (September 21 1942)EventOn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis sent over 1.000 Jews of Pidhaytsi (west Ukraine) to Belzec extermination camp.
September 21st, 1942 (September 21 1942)EventOn the end of Yom Kippur, the Germans ordered Konstantynow Jews (Poland) to permanently evacuate Konstantynow and move to the Ghettoestablished in Biala Podlaska, meant to assemble Jews from nearby 7 towns among them: Konstantynow, Janow Podlaski, Rossosz, Terespol, and 3 more.
September 21st, 1942 (September 21 1942)EventIn Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2588 Jews.
September 21st, 1942 (September 21 1942)EventThe B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
September 21st, 1939 (September 21 1939)EventRomanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.
September 21st, 1938 (September 21 1938)EventThe Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
September 21st, 1937 (September 21 1937)EventJ. R. R. Tolkien s The Hobbit is published.J. R. R. Tolkien Quotes
September 21st, 1934 (September 21 1934)EventSuperpower Muroto Typhoon hit in western Honshu, Japan, Japanese government confirmed 3,036 killedied in Mainly destroy temple, schools, and other buildings at Osaka.
September 21st, 1921 (September 21 1921)EventOppau explosion, a storage silo at a fertilizer producing plant exploded in Oppau, Germany, 500-600 killed.
September 21st, 1898 (September 21 1898)EventEmpress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days Reform in China.
September 21st, 1897 (September 21 1897)EventThe "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter is published in the New York Sun.
September 21st, 1896 (September 21 1896)EventBritish force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan.
September 21st, 1860 (September 21 1860)EventIn the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
September 21st, 1827 (September 21 1827)EventAccording 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.Joseph Smith Quotes
September 21st, 1792 (September 21 1792)EventThe French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.
September 21st, 1780 (September 21 1780)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
September 21st, 1765 (September 21 1765)EventAntoine de Beauterne announces he had killed the Beast of Gevaudan, but was later proved wrong by more attacks.
September 21st, 1745 (September 21 1745)EventBattle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
September 21st, 1217 (September 21 1217)EventThe Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.
September 21st, 0454 (September 21 0454)EventRoman Emperor Valentinian III assassinates Aetius in his own throne room.

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