Events in History on September 19

Historic Event

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

  • 634 Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus, 1st major city of Eastern Roman Empire taken by the Rashidun Caliphate

Historic Event

1356 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King John II 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)
  • 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 Casimir Vasa resigns and goes to France the following year
  • 1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown, Virginia 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

Historic Publication

1796 George Washington's farewell address as US President is published

  • 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)

Battle of Interest

1863 Battle of Chickamauga, GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union forces retreat after a couple days of fighting

  • 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)
  • 1879 The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • 1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540

The First Country to Grant Women the Vote

1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

  • 1896 Beginning of the Bombay plague epidemic when Dr.Acacio Gabriel Viegas detects the first case in Mandvi. Goes on to spread and kill 12 million in India.
  • 1903 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • 1904 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • 1911 Red Tuesday; 20,000 Spanish protest for universal rights
  • 1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • 1912 The wattle is declared Australia's national flower and incorporated into the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • 1914 Brooklyn Tip-Tops' Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City Packers (Federal League), 6-2
  • 1916 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • 1916 First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)

Historic Event

1922 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech

  • 1923 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • 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 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
  • 1934 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
  • 1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France

Radio History

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

Historic Event

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

Meeting of Interest

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 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War)
  • 1944 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed

Historic Event

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

  • 1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
  • 1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 1950 Great Three (England, US, and France) acknowledge Bonn Government as the only German government
  • 1950 UN reject membership of China's People Republic
  • 1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase

Historic Event

1955 An army and navy revolt forces Argentine President Juan Perón to resign and flee to Paraguay

  • 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 1st artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino"

Historic Event

1960 "LIFE" magazine celebrates artist Anna Mary "Grandma" Moses' 100th birthday by putting her on their cover

  • 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 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • 1968 Nigerian federal army begins the "final offensive" against the secessionist state of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War
  • 1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
  • 1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms
  • 1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Historic Event

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

  • 1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 1980 Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)
  • 1981 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
  • 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
  • 1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
  • 1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • 1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • 1989 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • 1991 Colt Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio
  • 1991 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps
  • 1992 UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • 1994 3,000 US militia lands on Haiti
  • 1994 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
  • 1995 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto
  • 1997 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
  • 2006 Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
  • 2012 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
  • 2016 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime
  • 2017 7.1 earthquake south east of Mexico City kills over 300

United Nations Speech

2017 President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in his UN speech criticizes US President Donald Trump for his comments about Iran in his own UN speech

United Nations Speech

2017 US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US

  • 2018 Korean joint summit in Pyongyang agrees to limit North Korea's weapons programme and to South Korea economic cooperation
  • 2019 Likely US drone attack kills at least 30 and injures 28 in Nangarhar Province,, Afghanistan
  • 2019 North America has lost 3 billion birds (29%) since 1970 according to analysis published in "Science"
  • 2019 Taliban suicide truck bombing kills 22 and injures 90 at a hospital in Zabul Province, southern Afghanistan
  • 2019 Tropical Depression Imelda hits southeast Texas and Louisiana prompting widespread evacuations
  • 2020 US President Donald Trump vows to swear in a new Supreme Court judge, despite the election being only 45 days away
  • 2021 Body of travelogue blogger Gabby Petito found at Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
  • 2021 Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts on the Spanish island of La Palma, its first eruption since 1971
  • 2021 US apologizes for an Afghan airstrike that killed 10 civilians, including seven children
  • 2022 Banks in Lebanon close for three days after a series of hold-ups by people trying to obtain their own money, frozen amid the country's economic crisis [1]

Historic Event

2022 British monarch Queen Elizabeth II interned at Windsor Castle after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London with an unprecedented 500 world leaders in attendance [1]

  • 2022 Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes western Mexico on exact anniversary of two previous temblors in 1985 and 2017, killing at least two people, [1]
  • 2022 Nigerian authorities says over 300 people have died and 100,000 have been displaced by the worse floods in many years [1]