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This Day in History For September 21

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1692 – Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem witch trials.

1789 – US Congress passes act requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury.

1911 – Boston Rustlers’ future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0 at Forbes Field for his final career victory, number 511.

1913 – Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson, New Mexico.

1922 – US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American woman who marries an ‘ailen’ will not lose citizenship, neither will a woman marrying an American automatically become a citizen.

1937 – Forest fires kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming.

1949 – WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro – High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast.

1957 – Western “Maverick” premieres on ABC television starring James Garner.

1964 – Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s musical “Fiddler on the Roof” with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances.

1966 – Surveyor 2 crashes on the Moon, and all contact with it is lost.

1970 – US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.

1975 – World Football league folds.

1975 – Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco.

1982 – Sitcom “Family Ties” starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC.

1985 – Rock and Country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois.

1990 – Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits.

1997 – American sportscaster Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges.

2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon…

2019 – US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden’s son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call.

2020 – America’s COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country.