September 1938 in History

Events in History


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Sep 1 Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary

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Sep 12 Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 14 Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight

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Sep 15 British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 15 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)
  • Sep 15 Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Waner, Pitts)
  • Sep 16 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
  • Sep 17 British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich
  • Sep 18 Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10
  • Sep 20 Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London
  • Sep 21 Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700

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Sep 21 Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Sep 21 The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • Sep 23 British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
  • Sep 23 Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)
  • Sep 26 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land
  • Sep 27 British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank, Scotland
  • Sep 27 Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
  • Sep 27 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
  • Sep 28 Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 28 Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
  • Sep 29 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC
  • Sep 30 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Alan Dershowitz, American attorney (Claus Von Bulow, O.J. Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 3 Caryl Churchill, English playwright
  • Sep 3 Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Sep 6 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman
  • Sep 8 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
  • Sep 8 Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer
  • Sep 13 Judith Martin, author/journalist/columnist (Miss Manners)
  • Sep 17 Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)
  • Sep 20 George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Sep 26 Andrei Lukanov, politician
  • Sep 26 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • Sep 29 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • Sep 29 Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
  • Sep 30 Salvatore Michael Caruana, Mass, criminal (FBI Most Wanted List)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Samuel Alexander, Engl philosopher (Space, time & deity), dies at 79

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Sep 15 Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 37

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • Sep 17 Bruno JasieĊ„ski, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • Sep 21 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
  • Sep 24 Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Sep 28 Charles Duryea, American inventor (first American car), dies at 76