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September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Up to 1900

1901 – 2000

From 2001

  • 2001 – 31 people are killed in a chemical explosion in Toulouse, France.
  • 2003 – The Galileo mission is ended by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.
  • 2004 – In Dubai, building work begins on what would become the Burj Khalifa. It was opened on January 4, 2010 as the world's tallest building, at a height of 828 metres.
  • 2013 – Westgate shopping mall shooting: A shooting attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, kills at least 68 people, and many people are taken hostage. Somali militant group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
  • 2013 – An attack at a funeral in Sadr City, Iraq, kills at least 60 people.
  • 2016 – A boat estimated to be carrying hundreds of people sinks off Alexandria, Egypt, and is believed to have killed most of those on board.

Births

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1801 – 1900

1901 – 1950

1951 – 1975

From 1976

Deaths

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1901 – 2000

From 2001

Observances


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