21 September It Happened Today

1327  King Edward II of England is murdered at Berkeley Castle.

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces defeat the English at the Battle of Prestonpans.

1756 Birth of Scottish engineer John MacAdam, pioneer of the tarmac road surface.

1832 Death of Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.

1874 Birth of English composer Gustav Holst, noted for The Planets.

1931 Birth of American actor Larry Hagman.

1934 Birth of Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, noted for his gloomy songs.

1989 Hurricane Hugo hits the United States.

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