What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on September 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 19 is the 262nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 6, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,568,851,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontadigon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 128 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,463 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 19 Historical Events

  • 1356
    Battle of Poitiers: an English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French king, John II.
  • 1778
    The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1934
    Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • 1970
    The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis’s farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.
  • 2006
    The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

Who were born on September 19?

  • 1828
    Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880)
  • 1948
    Jeremy Irons, English actor
  • 1960
    Loïc Bigois, French engineer
  • 1966
    Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal
  • 1977
    Mike Smith, American baseball pitcher

Who died on September 19?

  • 1893
    Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation (b. 1817)
  • 1936
    Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • 1972
    Robert Casadesus, French pianist (b. 1899)
  • 2006
    Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)

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