About September 19

September 19, 2022 is the 262nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

What Happened On September 19

  • 1676
    Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
  • 1944
    Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany begins.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1976
    Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
  • 1985
    A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.

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