Once Upon A Time – Sept. 21 – 1949 – Chinese Communist Leaders Proclaim The People’s Republic Of China

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

MORE FACTS…

2016 Three genetic studies published in “Nature” conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

2016 Genomic study finding Australian Aboriginal oldest known civilisation on earth published in “Nature”

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1371 English Prince John of Gaunt marries Constance of Castile (17), heir of Peter of Castile and Leon

1945 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw

1996 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook

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