Sept. 21, 1938: The New England Hurricane slams into Long Island, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, killing 600 people. An estimated 12-foot storm surge floods downtown Providence.
Sept. 21, 1918: John Gofman, a physicist who sounded some of the earliest warnings about the danger of radiation, is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sept. 21, 2006: From this day till Sept. 30, 2006 — the end of the Antarctic Winter — saw the largest ozone hole ever, covering 10.6 million square miles, according to NASA and NOAA scientists.
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