About September 19

September 19, 2021 is the 262nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On September 19

  • 1692
    Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.
  • 1778
    The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1796
    George Washington’s farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
  • 1799
    French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Iuka – Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.
  • 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.
  • 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 first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
  • 1952
    The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
  • 1985
    A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
  • 1989
    A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
  • 2006
    The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
  • 2010
    The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

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