What Happened on September 19

Significant Events

  • 1356 English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War
  • 1870 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • 1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
  • 1985 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless
  • 1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
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Did You Know?

One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium

On September 19, 1888

Would You Believe?

Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps

On September 19, 1991

Famous Weddings

  • 1945 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
  • 1959 Academy award winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson
  • 1998 "Full House" actor John Stamos (35) weds supermodel Rebecca Romijn (25) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1999 Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • 1972 Actor Phil Hartman (23) divorces Gretchen Lewis after 2 years of marriage
  • 2016 Actress Angelina Jolie (41) files for divorce from fellow actor Brad Pitt (52) citing irreconcilable differences
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