The Daily News | September 21

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, died, 1860
Independence for Malta, 1964
First edition of “Weekly Reader” published, 1928
Vergil, Roman poet, died, -19
A.T. Stewart opened a dry goods store in Manhattan, 1846
France proclaimed a republic, 1792
Orlando Letelier, former Chilean foreign minister, killed, 1976
Allied forces form West Germany, 1953
Rudolf Friml’s “The Vagabond King” opened on Broadway, 1925
Resignation of Bert Lance announced, 1977
George Read, signer of US Declaration of Independence, died, 1798
“Monday Night Football” debuted, 1970
Richard Todd set an NFL record 42 complete passes for 447 yards, 1980
Brunei became the UN’s 159th member, 1984
“The Star-Spangled Banner” printed in the Baltimore American, 1814
Last episode of “The Prisoner” aired, 1969
“Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” editorial ran (New York Sun), 1897
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, died, 1832
First successful, US made, gas-operated motor car demonstrated (Springfield by Charles E. and Frank Duryea), 1893
Hurricane hit New England coast (600 killed), 1938