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This Day in History: September 21

September 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1776 - Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.
  2. 1780 - American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
  3. 1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
  4. 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
  5. 2003 - Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
  6. 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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