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This Day in History for September 21

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.

1893 – Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vechicle.

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.

1955 – In his last fight, undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano KOs light heavyweight Archie Moore in the 9th round at Yankee Stadium, NYC.

1957 – “Perry Mason” TV series based on the character by author Erie Stanley Garner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV.

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

1964 – Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant.

1966 – Five inches of rain falls on NYC.

1968 – Police drama “Adam-12” debuts on NBC in the US.

1970 – “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21.

1973 – Nate Archibald signs 7 year contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000.

1981 – Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson).

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

1990 – Oakland’s A’s Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years.

2003 – 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins.

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 Zucherberg 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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