September 19 is the 262nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 103 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 19th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 19th in history!
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- Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Butterscotch Pudding Day
- Batman Day
What Happened On This Day – September 19
2010: Oil rig Deepwater Horizon is declared sealed after a 5-month long spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Thought to be one of the biggest accidents in the oil and gas industry, the Deepwater Horizon spill or the BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010, when an explosion destroyed the rig and killed 11 people.
2006: A Military coup overthrows the elected government in Thailand
Forces loyal to General Sonthi Boonyaratglin overthrew the elected government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and dissolved the parliament and the constitution.
1983: Saint Kitts and Nevis gain their Independence from the British Crown
The first Europeans set foot on the Island country in the West Indies in the late 15th century during an expedition led by Columbus. In 1713, the control over the islands was passed from the French to the British.
1973: Carl XVI Gustaf succeeds his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf as the King of Sweden
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch is the ceremonial head of state. In 1980, Swedish law was changed to allow the firstborn of a monarch to become the crown’s heir apparent, irrespective of their gender.
1944: The Moscow Armistice ends the Continuation War
The peace treaty was signed between the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and Finland. It put an end to the conflict between the USSR and Finland between 1941 and 1944.
1982: The smiley emoticon was created.
1946: Speech of English Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich on September 19, 1946, for making of Europe.
Births On This Day, September 19
1972: Ashot Nadanian, Armenian chess player, coach
1964: Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter, actress
1934: Brian Epstein, English talent manager
1911: William Golding, English author, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate
1802: Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian journalist, lawyer, politician
Deaths On This Day, September 19
1995: Orville Redenbacher, American farmer, businessman
1985: Italo Calvino, Italian journalist, author
1968: Chester Carlson, American physicist, invented Xerography
1944: Guy Gibson, English aviator, Victoria Cross recipient
1881: James A. Garfield, American politician, 20th President of the United States