Today in History

Events on Sep 21

1998
Olympic gold medallist track star Florence Griffith Joyner is found dead at her home in California at age 38
Olympic gold medallist track star Florence Griffith Joyner is found dead at her home in California at age 38.

1998
President Clinton’s videotaped grand jury testimony is publicly broadcast; in it, he tussles with prosecutors over his t
President Clinton’s videotaped grand jury testimony is publicly broadcast; in it, he tussles with prosecutors over his true relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

1996
John F. Kennedy Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, Georgia
John F. Kennedy Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, Georgia.

1983
Eleven people are killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
Eleven people are killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila.

1972
Martial law declared
President Marcos issues Proclamation No. 1081, placing the Philippines under Martial Law.

1965
Ted Erikson of Chicago, Illinois becomes the first American swimmer to complete a round trip crossing of the English Ch
Ted Erikson of Chicago, Illinois becomes the first American swimmer to complete a round trip crossing of the English Channel in thirty hours and six minutes.

1954
The U.S.S. Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered vessel, is launched in Groton, Conecticut
The U.S.S. Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered vessel, is launched in Groton, Conecticut.

1937
J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is first published
J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is first published.

1897
The New York Sun runs its famous editorial in response to young Virginia O’Hanlon’s question:“Yes, Virginia, there is a
The New York Sun runs its famous editorial in response to young Virginia O’Hanlon’s question: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”.

1896
Tomas Remigio is arrested for revolutionary activities.
Tomas Remigio is arrested for revolutionary activities.

1891
Acceptance of Spanish rule in Cotabato, completing the pacification of the entire district.
The acceptance of Spanish rule in Cotabato completes the pacification of the entire district.

1792
In revolutionary France, the National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy
In revolutionary France, the National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.

1522
Martin Luther first publishes his German translation of the New Testament
Martin Luther first publishes his German translation of the New Testament.