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Parts of the Pakistani city of Quetta observe a shutdown in response to the killing of 29 Shiite protesters on Tuesday. //www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C09%5C22%5Cstory_22-9-2011_pg7_7 ("Daily Times")

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Construction of the Burj Khalifa begins.

Friday, September 21, 2001

White English teenager Ross Parker stabbed to death in racially motivated attack by a gang of Muslim Asians in Peterborough, England. Racial tensions in the area had been raised following the September 11th attacks//www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-146572/Teenager-killed-vicious-knife-gang.html//www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/murdered_ross_parker_remembered_10_years_on_1_3077380
In Toulouse, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500.
The AZF fertiliser factory in Toulouse, France, explodes, killing 31 and injuring over 2000. Later, a terrorist group take up the name AZF when threatening to bomb French railways.

Tuesday, September 21, 1999

The 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake,(magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale) kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.
October ndash NASA loses one of its probes, the Mars Climate Orbiter.

Sunday, September 21, 1997

The Islamic Salvation Army, the Islamic Salvation Fronts' armed wing, declares a unilateral ceasefire in Algeria.

Monday, September 21, 1992

A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys the forensic laboratories in Belfast.
Mexico establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican City, ending a break that lasted over 130 years.
Operation Julin is the last nuclear test conducted by the United States at the Nevada Test Site.

Saturday, September 21, 1991

September 30 ndash Iraq disarmament crisis: IAEA inspectors discover files on Iraq's hidden nuclear weapons program. Iraqi officials confiscate documents from UN weapons inspectors, refusing to allow them to leave the site without turning over other documents. A 4-day standoff ensues. Iraq permits the team to leave with the documents after the UN Security Council threatens enforcement actions.

Tuesday, September 21, 1982

Monday, September 21, 1981

The Sydney Tower opens to the public.
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Belize becomes independent.

Sunday, September 21, 1980

The command council of Iraq orders its army to deliver its fatal blow on Iranian military targets, initiating the IranIraq War.
Youth riots in the capital of the Soviet Republic of Estonia are quickly forced down.
Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey (44th government, composed mostly of technocrats)

Wednesday, September 21, 1977

A nuclear non-proliferation pact is signed by 15 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union.

Sunday, September 21, 1975

Sultan Yahya Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Ibrahim Petra, Sultan of Kelantan, becomes the 6th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Thursday, September 21, 1972

Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos issues Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.

Tuesday, September 21, 1971

Saturday, September 21, 1968

The Soviet's Zond 5 unmanned lunar flyby mission returns to earth, with its first of a kind biological payload intact.

Monday, September 21, 1964

The island of Malta obtains independence from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, September 21, 1961

The old Deutsche Opernhaus in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is returned to its newly rebuilt house as the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
In France, the OAS slips an anti-de Gaulle message into TV programming.
In the U.S., the Walt Disney anthology television series, renamed "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", moves from ABC to NBC after seven years on the air, and begins telecasting its programs in color for the first time. Years later, after Disney's death, the still-on-the-air program will be renamed "The Wonderful World of Disney".

Friday, September 21, 1956

Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza García is assassinated.

Tuesday, September 21, 1937

George Allen Unwin, Ltd. of London publishes the first edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".

Friday, September 21, 1934

A typhoon in Honshū, Japan kills 3,036 people, and destroys the temple, schools, and other buildings in Osaka.

Tuesday, September 21, 1920

Wednesday, September 21, 1898

Empress Dowager Cixi of China engineers a coup d'etat, marking the end of the Hundred Days' Reform the Guangxu Emperor is arrested.
Empress Dowager Cixi of China engineers a coup d'etat, marking the end of the Hundred Days' Reform the Guangxu Emperor is arrested.

Thursday, September 21, 1893

Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea drive the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America on public roads in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, September 21, 1886

William Stanley, Jr. patents the first practical alternating currenttransformer device, the induction coil.

Thursday, September 21, 1826

Construction of the Rideau Canal begins in Canada.

Monday, September 21, 1795

Battle of the Diamond: Protestant forces defeat Catholic troops in Loughgall, Ireland, leading to the foundation of the Orange Order.

Friday, September 21, 1792

The French Convention abolishes the monarchy and establishes the First Republic.

Thursday, September 21, 1780

Benedict Arnold gives detailed plans of West Point to Major John André. Three days later, André is captured with papers revealing that Arnold was planning to surrender West Point to the British.

Wednesday, September 21, 1774

George Mason and George Washington found the Fairfax County Militia Association, a military unit independent of British control.

Saturday, September 21, 1765

François Antoine announces he has killed the Beast of Gévaudan.

Tuesday, September 21, 1745

Battle of Prestonpans: British Government forces are defeated.

Monday, September 21, 1676

Pope Innocent XI succeeds Pope Clement X as the 240th pope.

Tuesday, September 21, 1638

The Treaty of Hartford is signed, ending the Pe War between British American colonists and the Pe.
Septemberndash John Spofford originator and forefather of the decedents of Spofford family arrives in Boston harbor by way of the ship john of london and is one of the first people to establish Rowely, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Sunday, September 21, 1608

The University of Oviedo, Spain is founded.

Tuesday, September 21, 1599

The first performance of Shakespeare\\\'s "Julius Caesar" at the Globe Theatre in London, is reported by Swiss traveller Thomas Platter the Younger.

Thursday, September 21, 1589

Battle of Arques: King Henry's forces defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne (younger brother of Henry I, Duke of Guise).

Monday, September 11, 1559 (Julianian calendar)

The 15-year-old King Francis II of France is crowned at Reims. The crown is too heavy for him and has to be held in place by his nobles.Guy, John, My Heart is my Own, London, Fourth Estate, 2004, ISBN 0-00-71930-8:47

Friday, September 11, 1551 (Julianian calendar)

Russia: Reforming Synod of the Metropolitan Makary: A calendar of the saints and an ecclesiastical law code ("Stoglav") are introduced.
The fifth outbreak of sweating sickness occurs in England. John Caius of Shrewsbury writes the first full contemporary account of the symptoms of the disease.
The Ottomans capture Tripoli.
In Slovakia, Guta (currently Kolárovo) receives town status.
The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico is founded in Mexico City (Mexico), being the second officially established university in the Americas.
In Henan province, China, during the Ming Dynasty, a severe frost in the spring destroys the winter wheat crop. Torrential rains in mid summer cause massive flooding of farmland and villages (by some accounts submerged in a meter of water). In the fall a large tornado demolishes houses and flattens much of the buckwheat in the fields. Famine victims either flee, starve, or resort to cannibalism. This follows a series of natural disasters in Henan in the years 1528, 1531, 1539, and 1545.
Portugal founds a sugar colony at Bahia.
Persian forces raid and destroy the cave monastery of Vardzia in Georgia (country).
New edition of the Genevan psalter, "Pseaumes octantetrois de David", with Louis Bourgeois as supervising composer, including first publication of the hymn tune known as the Old 100th.

Monday, September 12, 1496 (Julianian calendar)

25 ndash James IV of Scotland invades Northumberland in support of the pretender to the English thronePerkin Warbeck.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Monday, September 12, 1435 (Julianian calendar)

China returns to a policy of isolation.
The Kingdom of Naples passes to Aragon.
Gil Eanes and Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia explore the coast of Africa as far as the "Angra dos Ruivos".
The Treaty of Arras between Charles VII of France and Philip III of Burgundy ends the English-Burgundian alliance.

Saturday, September 12, 1411 (Julianian calendar)

King Henry IV of England calls his ninth parliament.

Saturday, September 13, 1371 (Julianian calendar)

The Hongwu Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China introduces the census registration system of "lijia", or the hundreds-and-tithing system, throughout the Yangzi valley. This system groups households into units of ten and groups of one hundred, whereupon their capacities for paying taxes and providing the state with corvée labor service can be assessed. The system becomes fully operational in 1381, when it counts 59,873,305 people living in China (the historian Timothy Brook asserts that the number was much higher, somewhere between 65 million and 75 million).
Lazar succeeds his distant cousin, Stefan Uroš V, as ruler of Serbia after most of the nobility in Serbia are killed by the Ottomans in the Battle of Maritsa. Lazar declines the title of Tsar.
Zhao Bing Fa becomes King of Mong Mao (in present day south China/north Myanmar) after the death of his father, Si Ke Fa.
CharterhouseCarthusian Monastery is founded in Aldersgate, London.
Kalamegha claims the vacant title of King of Cambodia after the power of the Thai invaders from Ayutthaya begins to weaken. The Ayutthayans are finally expelled in 1375.
John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III of England, marries Constance of Castile, daughter of King Pedro of Castile, giving John of Gaunt a claim to the throne of Castile.
The first widely accepted historical reference is made to playing cards (in Spain).
Battle of Baesweiler, Brabant unexpectedly defeated.
Edward, the Black Prince, gives up the administration of Aquitaine because of his poor health and heavy debts.
Byzantine co-emperor John V Palaiologos pledges loyalty to the Ottoman Empire to prevent the Turks from invading Constantinople.

Thursday, September 14, 1217 (Julianian calendar)

Stefan Nemanjić is elevated to be first King of the Serbian lands by Pope Honorius III and crowned by Stefan's brother, Archimandrite Sava, in Žiča.
A decree made in England establishes that only Englishman can be clergy of Ireland.
November ndash In the Kingdom of Castile, former regent Álvaro Núñez de Lara is captured and forced to relinquish all his castles.ref name=linehan1999
Alcácer do Sal is reconquered by the troops of King Afonso II of Portugal.ref name=picard2000
Battle of St. Matthew's Day: The Germans defeat the Estonians.
Battle of St. Matthew's Day: The Germans defeat the Estonians.

Saturday, September 16, 937 (Julianian calendar)

The Wu State is taken from within by Li Bian, who then founds the Southern Tang Kingdom.
Magdeburg is now the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, after a Diet held by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Tuesday, September 20, 455 (Julianian calendar)

The city of "Vindobona" (Vienna) is struck by an epidemic that spreads through the Roman provinces. The disease is probably streptococcus or a form of scarlet fever with "streptococcus pneumoniae" (approximate date).
The Ostrogoths conquer Pannonia and Dalmatia.
Skandagupta succeeds Kumaragupta I as ruler of the Gupta Empire (India). During his reign he crush the Hun invasion, however, the expence of the wars drains the empire's resources and contributes to its decline.
Battle of Aylesford: Prince Vortimer rebels against the pro-Anglo-Saxon policies of his father, Vortigern. He is defeated in the battle at Aylesford (Kent). Hengist and his son Oisc become kings of Kent. Horsa and Catigern, brother of Vortimer, are killed. The Britons withdraw to London (according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).
Avitus enters Rome with a Gallic army. He restores the imperial authority in Noricum (modern Austria) and leaves a Gothic force under Remistus, Visigoth general ("magister militum"), at Ravenna.
Barter economy replaces organized trade as Romans and other citizens desert their towns for the countryside, where they will be less vulnerable against barbarian raids (approximate date).
Earliest recorded date at Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) (approximate date).

Monday, September 20, 454 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Nedao: Allied forces of subjected peoples (Gepids, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Rugii, Scirii and Suebi) under leadership of king Ardaric defeat the Huns under Ellac, eldest son of Attila the Hun, in Pannonia. Ellac is killed during the battle and succeeded by his brother Dengizich.
The Vandals conquer Malta.
Ireland: The Diocese of Clogher is erected.
Emperor Valentinian III stabs his commander-in-chief Flavius Aetius to death during a meeting of the imperial council at Ravenna. He has accused Aetius of plotting against him to seize power. After his assassination the Western Roman Empire has no effective defender against its hostile barbarian neighbors (Alans, Franks, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Visigoths).
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