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 This day in History - September 21
351 Historic Events for September 21
1676

Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI

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1677

John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

Event
1705

Willem Hadriaan of Nassau, corrupt mister of Odijck, dies

Death
1706

Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer

Birth
1728

Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer

Birth
1745

Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army

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1746

French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras

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1752

Louise MC, countess of Albany

Birth
1756

John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)

Birth
1760

Gaetano Valeri, composer

Birth
1776

5 days after British take NY, ¬ of city burns down

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1776

Great fire in NY

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1776

Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested

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1780

Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andr‚ plans to West Point

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1784

1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)

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1784

Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success US daily newspaper

Event
1788

Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady (1849-50)

Birth
1791

Th‚odore G‚ricault, French painter (Easy-going of Medusa)

Birth
1792

Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France

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1792

1st French Republic forms

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1798

George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65

Death
1809

Alexander Reinagle, composer, dies at 53

Death
1812

Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer, dies at 61

Death
1814

"Star Spangled Banner" published as a poem

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1815

King Willem I takes oath in Brussels

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