September 21: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(September 21, 1840)
William Henry Fox Talbot found out that gallic acid, a chemical he was told would make his paper more sensitive, could be used to make a latent picture on paper, which then lead to a new way of recording images, the precursor to modern photography. photo source:

(September 21, 1937)
The Hobbit, the acclaimed and iconic coming-of-age fantasy by English writer J.R.R. Tolkien, was released. photo source:

(September 21, 1991)
Armenia Independence Day.

(September 21, 2004)
Green Day, a legendary American rock band, became well known for their album American Idiot, which would later be crowned the best rock album by the Grammy Awards and turned into a rock opera. photo source:

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