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.

Military coup in Bangkok, revokes Thailand’s constitution and establishes martial law.
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.
An earthquake kills thousands in Mexico City.
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.
The first documented emoticons, :-) and :-(, posted on Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman.
Carl XVI Gustaf invested as King of Sweden, following the death of his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf.
First Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (originally called the Pilton Festival) is held near Pliton, Somerset, England.
First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.
Argentina’s President Juan Peron is overthrown by rebels.
Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.
American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force receive their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.
President Emile Loubet of France pardons Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus, twice court-martialed and wrongly convicted of spying for Germany.
New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.
In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga begins as Union troops under George Thomas clash with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Strasbourg and Basel, in Europe.
Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.
The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.
American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
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.
Francis, the king of France, and Charles V of Austria sign a peace treaty in Crespy, France, ending a 20-year war.
In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.