Historical Events on September 19

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335 Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 1356 English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War
  • 1523 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • 1559 Five Spanish ships sink in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
  • 1580 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
  • 1602 Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius
  • 1642 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • 1656 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
  • 1657 Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
  • 1668 Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France
  • 1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire
  • 1755 Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement
  • 1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
  • 1778 The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1795 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned

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1796 George Washington's farewell address as president

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

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1833 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1838 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
  • 1848 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • 1849 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
  • 1854 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car
  • 1862 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • 1862 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)
  • 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
  • 1864 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • 1865 Atlanta University founded
  • 1870 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • 1876 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)
  • 1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • 1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • 1879 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1888 World's 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium)
  • 1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
  • 1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
  • 1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of Pres William McKinley
  • 1903 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • 1904 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • 1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague
  • 1910 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • 1911 Red Tuesday; 20,000 protest for universal rights
  • 1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • 1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • 1914 Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2
  • 1916 First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
  • 1916 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • 1921 41st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Wallace F. Johnson (6-1, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 1922 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
  • 1923 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • 1925 45th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 1926 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
  • 1926 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
  • 1929 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • 1931 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC Rumford RI
  • 1931 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
  • 1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
  • 1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • 1934 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
  • 1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France
  • 1939 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin
  • 1939 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
  • 1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes

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1940 Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • 1941 1st meeting of partisan leaders Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
  • 1941 German army conquers Kiev
  • 1941 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • 1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
  • 1944 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
  • 1944 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War)

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1945 Kim Il-sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea

North Korean founder and dictator Kim Il-sung
North Korean founder and dictator
Kim Il-sung
  • 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London

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1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1948 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • 1948 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • 1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 1950 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
  • 1950 UN reject membership of China's People Republic
  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
  • 1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase

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1952 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

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1952 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open

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1955 Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón

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1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1955 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
  • 1956 1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)
  • 1957 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada
  • 1957 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".

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1959 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1961 Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • 1965 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1966 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • 1967 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra

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1968 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1970 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

  • 1971 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • 1971 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • 1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 1973 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park (Arlington Tx)
  • 1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • 1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

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1974 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor

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1975 "Fawlty Towers" starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
  • 1979 No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Springsteen & Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • 1980 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
  • 1980 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)
  • 1981 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
  • 1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
  • 1981 6th Toronto International Film Festival: "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • 1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 1982 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • 1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • 1983 David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime #
  • 1983 St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK
  • 1984 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • 1985 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless

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1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • 1986 Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • 1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • 1987 12th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Princess Bride" directed by Rob Reiner wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • 1988 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • 1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • 1989 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • 1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1989 "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

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1990 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1991 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
  • 1991 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
  • 1992 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia

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1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1992 17th Toronto International Film Festival: "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrmann wins the People's Choice Award

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1993 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • 1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • 1993 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
  • 1994 3,000 US militia lands on Haiti
  • 1994 Swedish government of Bildt resigns

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1994 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton and starring George Clooney and Anthony Edwards

  • 1995 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 HRs for Rockies in 1995
  • 1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • 1995 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • 1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 1997 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.

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1998 23rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Life Is Beautiful" directed by Roberto Benigni wins the People's Choice Award

  • 2000 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
  • 2004 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader & Allison Janney win
  • 2004 35th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan, US
  • 2006 Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

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2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

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2009 34th Toronto International Film Festival: "Precious" directed by Lee Daniels wins the People's Choice Award

Director Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
  • 2010 35th Toronto International Film Festival: "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper wins the People's Choice Award

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2011 Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

  • 2012 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
  • 2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2016 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win
  • 2016 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime