Events, Births and Deaths Happening on this Date
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Today is the 259th day of 2021. There are 106 days left in this year.
The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
Mexicans began their revolt against Spanish rule.
Hundreds of thousands of settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the ''Cherokee Strip.''
The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
The Metropolitan Opera opened its new opera house at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
''The Bob Newhart Show'' premiered on CBS.
President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft-evaders.
President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
The massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children by Lebanese Christian militiamen began in west Beirut's Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps.
Two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the Earth's ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.
France's King Louis XIV was born.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.
Maria Callas, the American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, died in Paris at age 53.
Former national security adviser McGeorge Bundy died in Boston at age 77.