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This Day in History for September 21

1792 – Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser becomes the 1st successful daily newspaper in the United States.

1827 – According to Joseph Smith, Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon.

1985 – American’s first automotive producer, the Duryea Motor Wagon Company, is founded by Charles and J. Frank Duryea.

1897 – NY Sun runs famous “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus” editorial.

1903 – First cowboy film “Kit Carson” premieres in US.

1922 – US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

1928 – “My Weekly Reader” magazine made its debut.

1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island, in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

1946 – Cleveland Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay.

1958 – 1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas, Texas

1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

1966 – Five inches of rain falls on NYC.

1970 – New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

1982 – San Francisco cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs.

1985 – American CIA case officer Edward Lee Howard flees to Russia after being identified as a KGB agent.

1990 – Reports that US refinery problems will lead to a loss in capacity and aggressive remarks by Saddam Hussein send crude prices to new highs.

2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

2016 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”

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