Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On This Day...September 21

1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.

1931 - Britain went off the gold standard.

1931 - Japanese forces began occupying China's northeast territory of Manchuria.

1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published.

1966 - The Soviet probe Zond 5 returned to Earth. The spacecraft completed the first unmanned round-trip flight to the moon.

1985 - North and South Korea opened their borders for their family reunion program.

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