List of September 21st Major News Events – The People History

List of September 21st Major News Events – The People History

What happened on september 21 in history

21 Sept, 1931 Great Britain Abandons Gold Standard

1931 : Great Britain decides to abandon the Gold Standard causing a minor panic in the American banking System.

21 Sept, 1937 Great Britain The Hobbit Published

1937 : J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” is first published which follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins.

21 Sept, 1938 U.S.A. Hurricane

1938 : A hurricane with winds reaching 185 miles per hour often known as the 1938 New England hurricane landed on seven new England States causing the deaths of nearly 700 and property damage estimated in the hundreds of millions. The Hurricane and resulting flooding left over 60,000 homeless. 1938 Great New England Hurricane Timeline

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21 Sept, 1938 Europe Accepts Germany Invasion of Poland

1938 : In Europe politicians from France and England are accepting the price of peace is to allow Germany to take control of Czechoslovakia, of course the Czechs do not agree and many other countries and people around the world are questioning the wisdom of Great Britain and France backing down to Hitler believing he will make political capitol and make him think he can continue with his policies without British or French interference , only time will tell if they made the right decision.

21 Sept, 1939 U.S.A. Neutrality Acts

1939 : Following the outbreak of war in Europe FDR goes before Congress and asks that the Neutrality Acts, a series of laws passed earlier in the decade, be amended to lift an embargo against sending military aid to countries in Europe facing the onslaught of Nazi aggression during World War II.

21 Sept, 1947 French Grand Prix

1947 : The French Grand Prix returns after the war years and Louis Chrion wins with his Talbot Lago in Lyon.

21 Sept, 1949 China Mao Tse Tung

1949 : The Communist People’s Republic of China is proclaimed under Mao Tse Tung.

21 Sept, 1958 Iceland Cod War

1958 : Britain and Iceland have called a temporary halt to the COD WAR because a British Marine was taken sick with acute appendicitis, and the British skipper of the Frigate Diana asked the Icelandic coast guard ship Aeger for permission to sail into the Icelandic port where a hospital was located inside the Icelandic 12 mile zone. The Icelandic Government gave permission and the Marine is now in hospital in Iceland receiving treatment.

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21 Sept, 1969 UK Squatters Evicted

September 21st, 1969 : 200 squatters members of the so called “London Street Commune” who have occupied 144 Piccadilly for the last 6 days are evicted when police storm the 100-room building.

21 Sept, 1972 Philippines Martial Law Declared

1972 : Following a series of bombing and terrorist strikes against the government President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines.

21 Sept, 1978 U.S.A. Housing Market

1978 : Speculation that the booming housing market could collapse if the government squeezes the credit money supply further is being made by House builders and other interested parties in the housing market.

21 Sept, 1979 Harrier Jump Jet Crash

1979 : An RAF Harrier Jump Jet has crashed onto houses in a Cambridgeshire town, killing two men and a young boy. The Jet was involved in a midair collision when the two Harrier jump jets collided at about 8,000 ft.

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21 Sept, 1989 Nigeria Terrorist Bombing Aircraft

September 21st, 1989 : A terrorist bomb is thought to be the cause of a French DC 10 jetliners crash in Southern Nigeria that killed all 171 people on board. The Muslim extremist group Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility.

21 Sept, 1989 U.S.A. Colin Powell

1989 : Colin Powell the first African American is appointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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