21 September- On This Day

21 September- On This Day

This day in history



What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

  • 1621 King James I of England gives Sir William Alexander a royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

1792 French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy.

  • 1898 Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China, imprisoning the Guangxu Emperor
  • 1915 Cecil Chubb buys English prehistoric monument Stonehenge for £6,600
  • 1922 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 1936 Spanish fascist junta names Francisco Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander
  • 1949 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim the People's Republic of China
  • Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

  • 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Today in Music

  • 2004 Green Day release their album "American Idiot" in the US

Today in Sport

  • 1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

Three genetic studies published in "Nature" conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

Today in History in 2016

21 September- On This Day