On This Day

What Happened in September 1519

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico

BattleBattle of Interest

Sep 5 Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Sep 20 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 John Colet, English churchman and educator
  • Sep 21 Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49