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September 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, September 21, 1937, English author J. R. R. Tolkien released his critically acclaimed book "The Hobbit"?

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September 21st is Escapology Day and International Day of Peace.

We’ve made it to the 264th day of the year! There are 100 days left until we reach the new year.

This day in history was a very important one in many areas including construction, inventions, literature, independence and so much more. Here you’re going to find out what events happened on this day that made history.

Did you know that on this day in 1937, English author J. R. R. Tolkien released his critically acclaimed book “The Hobbit”? It was met with almost universal approval and paved the way for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 21st in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on September 21 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2022

The Netflix limited series about the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was released.

“Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” followed the infamous Milwaukee serial killer, aiming to tell the gruesome story through the experience of his victims.

2019

Widespread forest fires in Indonesia caused the skies to turn red.

The fires destroyed 800,000 acres of land in just the first eight months of 2019 alone.

2018

A report published claimed that the fossils of Dickinsonia were the oldest animals to roam the planet.

OTD in 2018: A report published claimed that the fossils of Dickinsonia were the oldest animals to roam the planet.

The report explains that they were alive 558 million years ago, making them one of the first animals to live on earth.

2017

A Jellyfish was discovered and became the first-known animal that sleeps and doesn’t have a brain.

2016

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan gave $3 billion to fight and end all diseases.

Donations would be made over a decade to further medical research to try and end all diseases by the end of the century.

2007

The survival movie “Into the Wild,” starring Emile Hirsch, premiered at the Rome Film Festival.

2007

Actor George Clooney crashed on a motorcycle.

The accident happened at 3:00 am, and he suffered a broken rib and a few scratches.

2004

Rockband Green Day released their seventh album, “American Idiot.”

2003

After 14 years in space, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft was intentionally destroyed in Jupiter’s atmosphere.

The Galileo spacecraft was a space probe designed to study Jupiter and its moons. Launched on October 18, 1989, it became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet. Galileo’s mission was initially planned to last eight years but managed to keep functioning until it all but ran out of fuel. It was only due to this that it was crashed into Jupiter’s atmosphere, as it would not be able to be controlled anymore without fuel.

1964

Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom.

OTD in 1964: Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1937

English author J. R. R. Tolkien released his critically acclaimed book “The Hobbit.”

1915

Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England.

OTD in 1915: Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge

He purchased the ruins for just £6,600 and later donated them to the British Government in 2018.

1860

In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeated Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.

The battle allowed Western forces to take the capital Beijing and eventually defeat the Qing Empire.

1776

The Great Fire of New York ended.

The fire occurred on the West Side of New York City, located on the southern end of the island of Manhattan. The fire destroyed between 10-25% of buildings in the city. It is unknown how the fire started, but as it happened in the early days of the revolutionary war, it is assumed that it was deliberately started.

1676

Benedetto Odescalchi was elected as Pope Innocent XI.

Famous Births

If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Stephen King! Here are other famous people born on this day.

1989

Jason Derulo

American

Singer

Jason Derulo

Age:

34 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA

1947

Stephen King

American

Author

Stephen King

Age:

76 years old

Born In:

Maine, USA

1990

Christian Serratos

American

Actress

Christian Serratos

Age:

33 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1983

Maggie Grace

American

Actress

Maggie Grace

Age:

40 years old

Born In:

Ohio, USA

1934

Leonard Cohen

Canadian

Singer

Leonard Cohen

Died On:

Nov 7, 2016 (Age 82)

Born In:

Quebec, Canada

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

September 21: International Escapology Day
United States

International Escapology Day

Escapology is the art of escaping entrapment in a highly theatrical manner, often involving some incredibly high-risk stunts. Escapology day celebrates these daredevils and the crazy acts they do, so watch some videos of escape artists today, or better, go and see a live show!

September 21: International Day of Peace
World

International Day of Peace

Today we celebrate International Day of Peace, a UN-sanctioned holiday that encourages forces worldwide to lay down their arms, at least for 24 hours. It’s more than that, though, as today we look for ways to be more peaceful with our neighbors.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Mickey Mouse was the first-ever cartoon character to talk. In the 1929 episode, The Karnival Kid, Mickey’s first words were “Hot dogs!”

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Virgo.

Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture. Virgos tend to be logical, practical, and well-organized. They’re one of the most careful signs of the zodiac and always pay attention to even the most minor details.

Those of you that were born in September have the Sapphire birthstone. In the middle ages, priests believed that wearing sapphires would protect them against temptation, evil and impure thoughts. They were known as the stone of protection, which symbolized truth, faithfulness, and heaven.

People born on September 21 were likely conceived the previous year on December 29.

The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around June 14, 2024.

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