19th September, on this day

335 Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I
1356 One Hundred Years' War: The English Army, led by Edward, the Black Prince, defeats the French at the Battle of Poitiers
1676 Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
1692 Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.
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.
1796 George Washington's farewell address as president
1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elopes
1848 Bond (US) and Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn
1849 1st commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California
1862 Battle of Luka, Miss
1863 Battle of Chickamauga, Tenn (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat
1864 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia
1870 Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris begins, which will result on 28 January 1871 in the surrender of Paris and a decisive Prussian victory.
1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic
1876 The first carpet-sweeper is patented by Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Michigan in the United States of America
1890 Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to give women the vote
1899 French army officer Alfred Dreyfus, is wrongly convicted of selling military secrets to Germany and sent to Devil's Island, French Guyana
1900 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid commit their first robbery together.
1928 The world's first talking cartoon picture, Walt Disney's 'Steamboat Willie', featuring Mickey Mouse, is shown in New York
1934 Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnapping the Linbergh baby
1939 World War II: British warship HMS Courageous is sunk by a German submarine
1940 Nazi decree forbids gentile women to work in Jewish homes
1940 Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
1942 Holocaust in Brody, western Ukraine: About 2,500 Brody Jews are deported by the German Gestapo to the extermination camp in Belzec
1944 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union signed. (End of the Continuation War).
1945 British World War II traitor William Joyce (nick-named Lord Haw-Haw from the tone of his voice on propaganda radio broadcasts from Germany) is sentenced to be hanged after being found guilty of treason
1946 The Council of Europe is founded following a speech given by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
1952 The U.S. bars Charlie Chaplin from reentering the country after a trip to England.
1955 General Peron resigns from the Presidency of Argentina
1956 1st international conference of black writers and artists meets (Sorbonne)
1957 1st underground nuclear explosion (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1959 Nikita Krushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1960 Chubby Checker's record 'The Twist' - a cover version of an original Hank Ballard song - enters the US charts and launches a dance craze that spreads across the Atlantic
1961 Betty and Barney Hill claim to have seen a mysterious craft in the sky that tried to abduct them. This continued into the 20th of September.
1968 Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge
1970 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premiers
1970 The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, UK.
1972 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
1973 King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
1973 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) goes on the air
1975 In Britain, BBC TV transmits the first episode of the comedy classic 'Fawlty Towers'
1976 A Turkish Boeing 727 hits a mountain in southern Turkey killing 155.
1981 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert
1983 St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain
1985 9,500 die in Mexico's earthquake (6.9)
1985 Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson permieres
1986 Fed health officals announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
1988 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
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)
1989 A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
1991 Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by a couple of German tourists.
1995 The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
1997 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
2006 The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. Constitution revoked; martial law declared.

19th September 2005

German coalition struggle begins

Nasa plans return to Moon by 2020

US plans first face transplant

19th September 2006

Economic woes fan Hungarian riot fires

'Coup' in Thailand

'Mystery object' delays shuttle

19th September 2007

Lebanese MP 'killed in bombing'

US diplomats grounded in Iraq row

European energy reform unveiled

19th September 2008

Shares surge on US bail-out plan

US air raid kills Iraq civilians

Riot after Africans shot in Italy

19th September 2009

Thailand rocked by rival protests

SA chief issues Semenya apology

US objects to Google book deal

19th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 19th September:

86 Antoninus Pius 15th Roman emperor (138-161)
1655 Jan Luyts Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer
1737 Charles Carroll signed Decl of Ind
1802 Louis Kossuth Hungary, President of Hungary (1849)
1867 Arthur Rackham England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
1889 Ernest Truex KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers)
1898 Giuseppe Saragat president of Italy (1964-71)
19-- Carolyn McCormick Midland Tx, actress (Rita-Spenser For Hire)
19-- Ernie Sabella Westchester NY, actor (Twinkle-Perfect Strangers)
19-- Mel Stewart Cleveland Ohio, actor (Henry Jefferson-All in the Family)
19-- Victor Brandt LA Calif, actor (Det Jacobi-Nobody's Perfect)
1901 Joseph Pasternak film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy)
1902 James Van Alen created Simplified Scoring System for tennis
1904 Dr Bergen Evans Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
1905 Betty Garde Phila, actress (Aggie-The Real McCoys)
1907 Lewis F Powell Jr Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)
1908 Mika Waltari novelist (Egyptian)
1910 Margaret Lindsay Dubuque Iowa, actress (Take a Guess)
1911 William Golding England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983)
1914 Rogers Morton Louisville Ky, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75)
1919 Blanche Thebom Monessen Penn, mezzo-soprano (Amneris-Aida)
1922 Dana Zatopek Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952)
1922 Emil Zatopek Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)
1926 Edwin "Duke" Snider Bkln Dodger centerfielder (406 HRs)
1926 Lurleen Wallace (Gov-D-Ala)
1928 Adam West Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)
1930 Rosemary Harris Ashby Suffolk England, actress (Holocaust)
1931 Brook Benton Camden, SC, singer (Frankie & Johnny)
1931 Ray Danton NYC, actor/director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer)
1932 Mike Royko Chicago, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss)
1933 David McCallum Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE)
1936 Al Oerter US, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64, 68)
1937 Boris Onischenko USSR, ‚p‚e (Olympic-76) disqualified-illegal ‚p‚e
1940 Bill Medley Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong)
1940 Paul Williams singer/composer/actor (Planet of the Apes)
1941 Jim Fox England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
1943 Christi Haas Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Mama Cass Elliot Balt Md, singer (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday)
1945 David Bromberg Phila, musician (Demon in Disguise)
1945 Freda Payne Detroit Mich, singer (Band of Gold)
1945 Jane Blalock LPGA Golfer (Rookie of the Year-1969)
1945 Randolph Mantooth Sacramento Calif, actor (Emergency, Loving)
1948 Jeremy Irons England, actor (French Lieutenant's Woman)
1948 Michael Cooper SF Calif, sodomizer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1948 Nadyezhda Tkachenko USSR, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1980)
1949 Twiggy Lawson [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)
1950 Joan Lunden Fair Oaks Calif, news host (Good Morning America)
1950 Rudy Ramos Lawton Okla, actor (Wind-High Chaparral)
1952 Scott Colomby Bkln, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk)
1956 Rex Smith Jacksonville Fla, actor (Solid Gold, Pirates of Penzance)
1957 Richard M Linnehan Lowell Mass, US Army Capt/astronaut
1958 Kevin Hooks Phila, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela)
1962 Tonja Walker actress (Capitol, General Hospital)
1964 Kim Richards LI NY, actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15)
1965 Debbye Turner Miss America (1990)


Deaths which occurred on September 19th:
1881 James A Garfield US president, dies of gunshot wound
1967 Martin Block TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
1968 Red Foley country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
1984 June Preisser dancer/actress, dies at 61 in an auto accident
1988 Oren Lee Staley 1st pres of Natl Farmers Org (1955-79), dies at 65