Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

September 19 in History

What happened on September 19 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 19 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 19 in history.

?>
2006
Military coup in Bangkok, revokes Thailand’s constitution and establishes martial law.
1991
German hikers near the Austria-Italy border discover the naturally preserved mummy of a man from about 3,300 BC; Europe’s oldest natural human mummy, he is dubbed Otzi the Iceman because his lower half was encased in ice.
1985
An earthquake kills thousands in Mexico City.
1985
Parents Music Resource Center formed by Tipper Gore (wife of then-Senator Al Gore) and other political wives lobby for Parental Advisory stickers on music packaging.
1982
The first documented emoticons, :-) and :-(, posted on Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman.
1973
Carl XVI Gustaf invested as King of Sweden, following the death of his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf.
1970
First Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (originally called the Pilton Festival) is held near Pliton, Somerset, England.
1957
First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.
1955
Argentina’s President Juan Peron is overthrown by rebels.
1948
Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.
1918
American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force receive their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.
1900
President Emile Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.
1893
New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
1863
In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga begins as Union troops under George Thomas clash with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.
1841
The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Strasbourg and Basel, in Europe.
1788
Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
1783
The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.
1777
American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
1692
Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
1544
Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
1356
In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.