September 21: Day of the Week
September 21, 2021 was the 264th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 101 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
- 1860In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.
- 1897The “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial is published in the New York Sun.
- 1934A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
- 1942The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
- 1976Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
- 1981Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1984Brunei joins the United Nations.
- 1993Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
- 2001America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.
Who were born on September 21?
- 1842Abdul Hamid II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
- 1936Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
- 1951Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
- 1960David James Elliott, Canadian actor
- 1972Scott Spiezio, American baseball player
- 1973Heather Brewer, American author.
- 1974Jana Kandarr, German tennis player
- 1979James Allan, Scottish singer (Glasvegas)
- 1980Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
- 1987Ashley Paris, American basketball player
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