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Sep 21, Edward II of England died. He was believed murdered by order of his wife, Queen Isabella, and Baron Robert Mortimer.

1988    

Sep 21, The Soviet women’s gymnastics team won the gold medal at the Seoul Summer Olympics, with Romania placing second and East Germany third.

1998 

Sep 21, Florence Griffith Joyner (38), winner of 3 gold medals in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, died of an apparent heart seizure at her home in Mission Viejo, Calif. She held the women’s record in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

2001 

Sep 21, Ana Belen Montes, an employee of the US Defense Intelligence Agency since 1985, was charged with spying for Cuba. She pleaded guilty in 2002 and was sentenced to 25 years in jail. In 2013 it was reported that Marta Rita Velazquez, a former legal officer at the State Department’s Agency for Int’l. Development had introduced Montes to a Cuban intelligence officer in Dec 1984, and then accompanied her on a clandestine trip to Cuba for spy craft training. Charges against Velazquez were announced on April 25, 2013.

2002 

Sep 21, Erika Harold, Miss Illinois, was crowned in Atlantic City, NJ, as Miss America 2003.

2004

Sep 21, In Paraguay Cecilia Cubas (31), the daughter of former Pres. Raul Cubas, was kidnapped. Her body was found stuffed down a well at a house on the outskirts of Asuncion, in February 2005.

2005

Sep 21, Molly Yard (93), former National Organization for Women president died in Pittsburgh.

2006

Sep 21, Jordan sentenced 7 people to death for triple hotel bombings that killed 60 people in Amman last November. Sajida al-Rishawi (35), an Iraqi woman, was sentenced to death. 6 others were sentenced to death in absentia.

2010 

Sep 21, Grace Bradley Boyd (b.1913), actress and widow of Western movie hero Hopalong Cassidy (d.1972), died southern California. As Grace Bradley she appeared in 35 films.

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