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Notable Birthdays for September 21

Those born on this date include:

- Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645
- British author and historian H.G. Wells in 1866
- British composer Gustav Holst in 1874
- British publisher ...

Astronomy

Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014 with 101 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. -- Groucho Marx

Other Notable Events for September 20

On this date in history:

In 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan began a voyage to find a western passage to the East Indies.

In 1946, the first Cannes Film Festival opened on the French Riviera. An earlier attempt ...

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