About September 19

September 19, 2024 is the 263rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 132 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 19

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1799
    French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.
  • 1846
    Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Iuka – Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
  • 1870
    Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican.
  • 1934
    Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • 1944
    Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
  • 1944
    Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany begins.
  • 1957
    First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York’s Central Park.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
  • 2006
    The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

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