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What happened on September 19
- September 19, 0451 "According to some sources, this was the date of the Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' victory over Attila the Hun."
- September 19, 1187 Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
- September 19, 1519 Ferdinand Magellan - set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
- September 19, 1596 Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
- September 19, 1633 Galileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.
- September 19, 1737 "Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km˛) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony."
- September 19, 1777 Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or first Battle of Saratoga
- September 19, 1792 "French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy."
- September 19, 1835 "Farroupilha's Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil."
- September 19, 1846 Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning elopes
- September 19, 1848 "Bond (US) & Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn"
- September 19, 1849 "First commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California"
- September 19, 1854 Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
- September 19, 1857 The Indian Mutiny ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
- September 19, 1860 The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
- September 19, 1862 "Battle of Luka, Miss"
- September 19, 1863 "Battle of Chickamauga, Tenn (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat"
- September 19, 1864 "Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia"
- September 19, 1870 Bersaglieri corps enters Rome through Porta Pia and completes the unification of Italy; see capture of Rome.
- September 19, 1871 Bishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia.
- September 19, 1873 "Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails, causing a securities panic"
- September 19, 1879 "Cliftonville Football Club, the oldest club in Ireland, are founded by John McCredy McAlery."
- September 19, 1881 Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States.
- September 19, 1890 "Turkish frigate ""Ertogrul"" burns off of Japan, kills 540"
- September 19, 1891 The single track St. Clair tunnel under the St. Clair River is opened by the Grand Trunk Railway. Construction had commenced in 1888 upon this tunnel which connects Sarnia with Port Huron.
- September 19, 1893 New Zealand grants women the vote
- September 19, 1917 Paraguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- September 19, 1926 The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
- September 19, 1928 Mickey Mouse's screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)
- September 19, 1929 "Adam West, actor (Batman) born"
- September 19, 1930 Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios
- September 19, 1934 Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnapping the Linbergh baby
- September 19, 1939 A German Messerschmitt Bf 109 is shot down by Fairey Battle gunner Sgt. F. Letchard during a patrol near Aachen. This is the RAF's first aerial victory of the Second World War.
- September 19, 1940 Genevieve Grotjan completes the decryption of the Japanese Purple code.
- September 19, 1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes
- September 19, 1941 HMCS Levis (Corvette) torpedoed
- September 19, 1946 The first Cannes Film Festival is held.
- September 19, 1949 "Twiggy, British actress/model born"
- September 19, 1952 The U.S. bars Charlie Chaplin from reentering the country after a trip to England.
- September 19, 1954 New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
- September 19, 1955 "Juan Peron, president of Argentina since 1946, was deposed and exiled in a military coup,"
- September 19, 1957 "Bathyscaph Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of 2 miles"
- September 19, 1959 Brion Gysin makes his first cut-up in the Beat Hotel in Paris.
- September 19, 1959 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland
- September 19, 1962 "James Meredith, an African-American, is barred from entering the University of Mississippi."
- September 19, 1967 "The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line."
- September 19, 1968 A baby was born on Golden Gate Bridge yes the event slowed traffic
- September 19, 1969 John Lennon leaves The Beatles but does not make a public announcement
- September 19, 1970 """Mary Tyler Moore"" show premiers"
- September 19, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- September 19, 1970 Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen. The Jordanians knock out 30 of the Syrian tanks.
- September 19, 1977 The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
- September 19, 1979 A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
- September 19, 1979 Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
- September 19, 1979 Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.
- September 19, 1979 The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
- September 19, 1980 "Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)"
- September 19, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
- September 19, 1981 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
- September 19, 1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
- September 19, 1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service
- September 19, 1982 The first sideways smiley face was invented!!
- September 19, 1983 St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)
- September 19, 1984 "A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people."
- September 19, 1984 The popular American sitcoms The Cosby Show and Who's The Boss? premiere on NBC and ABC respectively.
- September 19, 1985 "9,500 die in Mexico's earthquake (6.9)"
- September 19, 1986 Federal health officals announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
- September 19, 1988 "Israel launches first satellite, for secret military reconnaissance"
- September 19, 1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
- September 19, 1989 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
- September 19, 1990 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
- September 19, 1991 Otzi the Iceman is discovered by a couple of German tourists.
- September 19, 1992 Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to Guam after Typhoon Omar
- September 19, 1995 "The Washington Post publishes the ""Unabomber's Manifesto"""
- September 19, 2000 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building was attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile
- September 19, 2001 "In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American People president George W. Bush declares ""war on terror""."
- September 19, 2002 Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide started.
- September 19, 2003 A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union.
- September 19, 2003 Hurricane Isabel disapates over the Atlantic Ocean after giving a hard hit in the Bahamas and on the US east Coast.
- September 19, 2003 Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
- September 19, 2006 Richard Hammond has his near-fatal crash in the Vampire Dragster.
- September 19, 2007 "The government raises the debt portfolio limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two public companies that together administer about 50% of the nation's mortgage loans, by more than 2 percent annually"
- September 19, 2008 the Bush Administrator develops a plan to buy bad mortgages and other forms of toxic debt that have been dragging down the U.S. financial companies at a cost of $700 billion
- September 19, 2008 The U.S. Fed and Treasury shore up money market funds which have also come under pressure as a result of the crisis