September 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1776 - Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.
- 1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
- 1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
- 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
- 2003 - Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
- Famous Birthdays: H. G. Wells (English writer), John Gofman (American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate), Jerry Bruckheimer (American film and television producer), Stephen King (American author), Bill Murray (American comedian and actor)
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