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This Day In History: September 21

By Madi Zanardelli 

1817: John Quincy Adams becomes the U.S. Secretary of State. 

1826: President Lincoln announces a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. 

1975: The World Football League folds. 

1976: The T.V. drama “Charlie’s Angels” debuts. 

1981: Sandra Day O’Connor is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

1985: The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City, depreciating the U.S. dollar in accordance with the Japanese yen and the German Deutsche. 

1994: The sitcom “Friends” created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC.

1997: Elton John releases “Candle in the wind 1997” in honor of Princess Diana.

2018: Rihanna is appointed the ambassador for Barbados, where she was born. 

2019: Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win a Emmy for lead actor in a drama series.

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