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?

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
  • 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
  • 2008 NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica

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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