September 19 Events in History - September 19 Birthdays - September 19 Deaths



2014 Crowds line up at retailers across the U.S. as the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are offered for sale; buyers are seeking to be some of the first to own the devices, which may be shipped as late as November for those who pre-ordered online
2014 A man is apprehended inside the White House after scaling the fence and running into the building; U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were not there at the time of the incident
2013 Individuals from the Imperial Petroleum company in Indianapolis, Indiana, face charges for the largest tax and securities fraud scheme in Indiana history
2013 Former U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay, has a November 2010 money laundering conviction overturned by a Texas State appellate court
2012 The Chicago Teachers Union leadership votes to suspend the strike; teachers go back to school as union members review a tentative pact with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
2012 The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general reports that Operation Fast and Furious created a 'significant danger to public safety''; the investigation states Attorney General Eric Holder had no prior knowledge of the operation
2011 A 5.8 magnitude earthquake and two lesser related quakes strike 32 miles south of Guatemala City, Guatemala, claiming 3 lives
2011 Italy's credit rating is lowered from A+ to A by Standard and Poor's rating agency, a result of its high level of debt and the stability of its government
2010 Plans are made for original, handwritten Harry Potter manuscripts to be displayed at Scotland's Wigtown Book Festival
2010 At least 47 people die in northern India from heavy monsoon rains and landslides in Uttrakhand state, Pitthoragarh, Chapawat and Uttarkashi regions
2009 Panic ensues when an earthquake strikes off the Bali coast in Indonesia, causing few injuries and little material damage
1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater New York City
1995 Andres Galarraga is 4th to hit 30 home runs for Rockies in 1995
1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits home runs in 3rd of 4 games
1994 3000 U.S. militia lands on Haiti
1994 Swedish government of Bildt resigns
1993 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences and Ted Danson wins
1993 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss South Carolina wins 67th Miss America
1993 Parliamentary election in Poland
1993 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)
1992 U.N. Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia
1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson and Ron Gant as having (2) 30-home run/30-steal seasons
1991 Precious Bunny wins the 46th Little Brown Jug
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 U.S. after New York Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (New Zealand protested US's use of a catamaran)
1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
1988 U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Michigan), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres
1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
1986 Dean Jones scores 210 vs. India at Madras
1986 Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1985 12,000 die and 40,000 injured in Mexico's earthquake (8.1)
1984 Britain and China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
1983 St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from U.K.
1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
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. after 122 years of service
1981 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park
1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
1981 Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a New York City Central Park concert
1979 No Nukes Concert at MSG includes Springsteen and Crosby, Stills and Nash
1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 49 performances
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic
1975 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
1974 Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
1973 Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes King of Sweden
1973 Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park in Arlington, Texas
1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington D.C.
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1971 1st New York City Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
1971 2nd New York City Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
1970 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres
1968 Denny McLain's 31st win and Mickey Mantle's 535th home run
1967 Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1965 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1960 Chubby Checkers' "Twist" reaches #1
1959 Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas, Nevada
1956 1st International conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
1955 Argentine president Juan Peron, resigns and flees
1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season
1955 Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico
1954 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Wichita Golf Open
1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 190 performances
1951 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
1951 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
1950 European Payment Union forms in Paris
1950 Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government
1950 U.N. reject membership of China's People Republic
1948 62nd U.S. Womens Tennis: M Osborne duPont beats A L Brough (46 64 15-13)
1948 68th U.S. Mens Tennis: "Pancho" Gonzales beats E Sturgess (62 63 14-12)
1948 Richard A Gonzales wins U.S. Tennis Open
1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
1945 Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea
1945 Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London
1944 Finland and Russia agree to cease fire
1944 Luftwaffe bombs Eindhoven: 200 killed
1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-341
1941 1st meeting of partizans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 German army conquerors Kiev
1941 Nazi's force German Jews, 6 and over to wear Jewish stars
1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes
1939 British Expeditionary Force reaches France
1939 Lord Haw-Haw becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin
1939 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
1934 Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
1933 New York Giants clinch the pennant
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
1928 Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater New York City)
1926 80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague
1925 45th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (46 119 63 46 63)
1923 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
1922 Queen Wilhelmina's takes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
1921 41st U.S. Mens Tennis: William T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston (61 63 61)
1916 1st landing on Schiphol (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
1916 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
1914 Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits Kansas City (Federal League), 6-2
1912 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
1911 Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights
1910 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," premieres in New York City
1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony, premieres in Prague
1904 General Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
1903 King Leopold II deny Belgian cruelty in Congo
1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
1893 New Zealand is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote
1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
1888 World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)
1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track and field record pole-vaulting 11' 2" at age 17 years and 198 days
1876 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan)
1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic
1870 Siege of Paris begins
1865 Atlanta University forms
1864 3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
1863 Battle of Chickamauga Georgia (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
1862 Battle at Blackford's Ford Virginia
1862 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)
1854 Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car
1848 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (U.S.) and Lassell (England)
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elopes
1838 Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake
1833 Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina
1799 English and Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver
1796 George Washington's farewell address as president
1795 Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
1755 England and Russia sign military agreement
1676 Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Virginia on fire
1668 Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France
1657 Brandenburg and Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau
1656 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
1642 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
1602 Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius
1580 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
1559 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
1523 Emperor Charles I and England sign anti-French covenant
1356 English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers











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