About September 19

September 19, 2020 is the 263rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 146 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 19

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
  • 1799
    French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris begins, which will result on January 28, 1871 in the surrender of Paris and a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1893
    Women’s suffrage: in New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
  • 1934
    Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
  • 1940
    Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
  • 1944
    Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
  • 1945
    Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) is sentenced to death in London.
  • 1946
    The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
  • 1952
    The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • 1961
    Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 1970
    Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of Geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
  • 1970
    The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis’s farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.
  • 1973
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
  • 1981
    Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York’s Central Park.
  • 1982
    Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Delhi University student Rajiv Goswami attempts Self Immolation during Anti-Reservation agitation in India. Though he survived, his Self Immolation inspired nearly 150 self immolation bids and indirectly led to the Resignation of V P Singh Govt.

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