Sep 21, 2019
September 21. In 1170, the Kingdom of Dublin fell to the Norman invaders. In 1780, Benedict Arnold gave the British the plans to West Point. In 1784, the first daily paper, THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET AND DAILY ADVERTISER, was published. In 1792, the National Convention abolished the monarchy in France. (What a great idea!) In 1893, Frank and Charles Duryea designed and tested the first gasoline-powered automobile. In 1937, Tolkien's THE HOBBIT was first published. In 1942, on Yom Kippur, the Nazis sent 1000 Jews to Belzec extermination camp. That same day, Nazis murdered 2600 Jews in Ukraine. (F*** YOU, Nazis!) In 1957, "Perry Mason" debuted on CBS. In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice on the US Supreme Court. (There were no rapes in her past. No, she was not a lying slimeball.) In 1981, Belize became independent. In 1991, Armenia became independent. Happy Birthday, Barbara Longhi, Shirley Conran, Leonard Cohen, Fannie Flagg, Kay Ryan, Marsha Norman. It's International Day of Peace and National Pecan Cookie Day. Mission: ABOLISH THE MONARCHY IN AMERICA over pecan cookies.