SEPTEMBER 21 — H. G. WELLS
Pioneer science fiction writer, radical socialist, visionary.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Bashi, Congo: FESTIVAL OF NYAMUZINDA, God of Famine and Epidemics.
Belize: INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Siberia: FEAST OF KUODOR-GUP, God of Riches.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 21 IN HISTORY
1327 — British king Edward II murdered in prison with hot poker, Berkeley Castle.
1792 — Following years of revolution, French abolish the monarchy.
1827 — Angel Moroni visits Mormon-to-be Joseph Smith, drops off gold tablets.
1866 — H. G. Wells, author and futurist, born, Bromley, Kent, England.
1934 — Canadian poet, songwriter Leonard Cohen born, Montreal, Quebec.
1937 — J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit published.
1938 — Hurricane strikes Long Island, New York, kills an estimated 700 people.
1939 — Pro-Nazi Iron Guard assassinates Romanian Prime Minister Calinescu.
1976 — Former Salvador Allende-era Chilean socialist U.S. ambassador
Orlando Letelier fatally car-bombed in Washington D.C.
1993 — Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament & constitution.
2004 — Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and Maoist
Communist Centre of India merge, forming Communist Party of India (Maoist).