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What Happened on September 1 in History
  • 1288

    Elisabeth Richeza, the Queen of Poland

  • 1453

    Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, a Spanish general

  • 1715

    King Louis XIV of France dies on this day. His reign spanned 72 years, making him it the longest rule of any major monarch in Europe.

  • 1848

    Auguste-Henri Forel, a Swiss entomologist

  • 1874

    Heinrich Otto Ludwig, a composer

  • 1939

    Germany attacks the city of Danzig on this day. This attack marks the official start of World War II.

  • 1941

    On this day, any Jewish people living in Germany are made to wear a yellow Star of David as an identifying symbol.

  • 1945

    This day marks the formal surrender of Japan and an end to World War II.

  • 1951

    The United States, New Zealand, and Australia sign the ANZUS Treaty.

  • 1969

    A revolution in Libya spurs Muammar Gaddafi to depose his rival King Idris.

What Happened on September 2 in History
  • 31 B.C.

    Octavian’s army defeats Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s forces at the Battle of Actium, effectively ending the Roman Republic.

  • 1192

    Richard the Lionheart meets with Saladin to sign a treaty regarding Jerusalem.

  • 1548

    Vincenzo Scamozzi, an Italian architect

  • 1661

    Georg Bohm, a German organist and composer

  • 1675

    William Somervile, an English poet

  • 1792

    The September Massacres take place as mobs kill three bishops and several hundred priests they think are sympathetic to the royal cause.

  • 1850

    Eugene Field, a journalist and author famous for the creation of “Little Boy Blue”.

  • 1850

    Woldemar Voigt, German physicist

  • 1852

    Paul Bourget, French critic, novelist, and writer

  • 1864

    General Sherman of the Union captures the city of Atlanta and sets it ablaze.

  • 1944

    Nazi forces send Anne Frank to Auschwitz.

  • 1948

    Terry Bradshaw, an NFL quarterback and later sports announcer

What Happened on September 3 in History
  • 1568

    Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist and composer

  • 1710

    Abraham Trembley, Swiss zoologist and biologist

  • 1752

    The British Empire and the colonies in America adopt the Gregorian Calendar. This causes people to riot at the loss of 11 days of the year.

  • 1777

    The United States flies its own flag in battle for the first time in Delaware during the Revolutionary War.

  • 1814

    James Joseph Sylvester, English academic skilled in mathematics

  • 1833

    The New York Sun officially begins publishing the first daily newspaper.

  • 1838

    Frederick Douglass disguises himself as a sailor to escape from slavery.

  • 1913

    Alan Ladd, American actor and later producer

  • 1914

    Giacome della Chiesa, cardinal, becomes Pope Benedict XV

  • 1916

    Allied forces repel Germany at the Battle of Verdun.

  • 1948

    Lyudmila Karachkina, Ukrainian astronomer

  • 1975

    Redfoo, American singer, songwriter, dancer, and producer

What Happened on September 4 in History
  • 476

    The last Western Emperor of Rome, Romulus Augustulus, surrenders the throne after Odoacer’s forces invade. This marks the end of the Western Empire of Rome.

  • 1241

    Alexander III of Scotland

  • 1609

    European navigator Henry Hudson becomes the first man to discover the island of Manhattan.

  • 1682

    Edmond Halley, an English astronomer, observes a comet that would later be named after him.

  • 1851

    John Dillon, Irish politician, poet, and activist

  • 1862

    As part of the Civil War in the US, General Robert E. Lee leads thousands of Confederate troops to invade Maryland.

  • 1882

    This date marks the first successful test of Thomas Edison’s light bulb invention in widespread use.

  • 1885

    Antonio Bacci, prominent Italian cardinal

  • 1886

    Geronimo agrees to a surrender. This action marks an effective end to the US-Indian conflicts throughout the region.

  • 1886

    Albert Orsborn, Englishman and General of The Salvation Army

  • 1893

    English author Beatrix Potter pens her first “Peter Rabbit” story for a young boy.

  • 1917

    Henry Ford II, American businessman

  • 1918

    Paul Harvey, American radio host and personality

What Happened on September 5 in History
  • 1639

    Louis XIV, French monarch

  • 1666

    The Great Fire of London ends. In its wake, thousands of homes are destroyed and eight people are dead.

  • 1774

    Nearly all of America’s thirteen new colonies agree to a trade embargo with Britain during the first Continental Congress. This event is held at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia.

  • 1839

    China begins its First Opium War.

  • 1847

    Jesse James, American outlaw

  • 1914

    World War I’s Battle of Marne begins now, and French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris.

  • 1929

    Bob Newhart, American actor

  • 1940

    Raquel Welch,American actress

  • 1946

    Freddie Mercury, British songwriter, singer, and producer

  • 1951

    Michael Keaton, American actor

  • 2017

    Experts record Hurricane Irma as the most powerful Atlantic Ocean one in history. Its wind speeds reached 185 miles per hour.

What Happened on September 6 in History
  • 1522

    An expedition returns to Spain to report their success at circumnavigating the earth. The force lost Ferdinand Magellan, their captain.

  • 1620

    The Mayflower departs from Plymouth to sail to America. It has just over 100 pilgrims on board.

  • 1757

    Marquis de Lafayette, French military officer who took part in the American Revolutionary War

  • 1860

    Jane Addams, American activist and social reformer, commonly referred to as the “mother” of social work

  • 1888

    Joseph P. Kennedy, an American investor, businessman, and politician

  • 1901

    Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots American President William McKinley while the latter visits New York’s Pan-American Exposition.

  • 1909

    The rest of the world finally receives news that explorer Robert Peary discovered the North Pole five months earlier.

  • 1916

    Clarence Saunders opens the Piggly Wiggly in Memphis, Tennessee. It becomes the first true supermarket.

  • 1943

    Roger Waters, English bassist, songwriter, and singer

  • 1947

    Jane Curtin, American actress

What Happened on September 7 in History
  • 70

    General Titus leads the Roman army to both occupy and plunder the city of Jerusalem.

  • 1533

    Elizabeth I, Queen of England, Ireland, and the last monarch of the House of Tudor

  • 1714

    The War of Spanish Succession ends thanks to Emperor Charles VI and the Treaty of Baden.

  • 1822

    Pedro I declares that Brazil is officially independent from Portugal and marks the former’s national day of celebration.

  • 1860

    Grandma Moses, American artist

  • 1888

    A child named Edith McLean becomes the first baby to use an incubator. The State Emigrant Hospital cares for her.

  • 1908

    Paul Brown, American football coach

  • 1909

    Eugene Lefebvre dies in an aircraft during a test of the Wright biplane. He is the first official pilot to die in this way.

  • 1923

    Louise Suggs, professional golfer

  • 1936

    Buddy Holly, American singer and songwriter

  • 1942

    Roy DeMeo, American hitman working for the Mafia

What Happened on September 8 in History
  • 1157

    Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart, the King of England

  • 1380

    Dimitry defeats the Mongols at the Battle of Kulikovo.

  • 1504

    Michelangelo unveils his David in the city of Florence.

  • 1522

    Juan de Elcano, a Spanish navigator, returns to Spain.

  • 1565

    St. Augustine, Florida plays host to the first permanent European settlement in America.

  • 1664

    The Dutch surrender the New Netherlands colony to English soldiers. This surrender includes New York.

  • 1841

    Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin known for killing James Garfield

  • 1925

    Peter Sellers, British actor and voice artist

  • 1932

    Patsy Cline, American singer and songwriter

  • 1941

    Bernie Sanders, American politician and activist

  • 1970

    The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack and destroy three airliners.

  • 1979

    Pink, American musician

  • 1986

    “The Oprah Winfrey Show” receives its first national broadcast.

What Happened on September 9 in History
  • 1000

    King Olaf is defeated at the Battle of Svolder in one of the greatest battles of the Viking Age.

  • 1776

    The United Colonies officially become the United States of America.

  • 1817

    Alexander Twilight receives his bachelor’s degree and is likely the first African-American to graduate from college.

  • 1828

    Leo Tolstoy, Russian author

  • 1853

    Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer

  • 1890

    Colonel Sanders, American businessman and entrepreneur

  • 1914

    The British Army creates its first mechanized unit.

  • 1923

    Cliff Robertson, American actor

  • 1966

    Adam Sandler, American comedian and actor

  • 1993

    The Palestine Liberation Organization exchanges letters of recognition with Israel.

  • 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II sets a record for the longest-reigning monarch in Britain, having ruled for 63 years and seven months by this point.

What Happened on September 10 in History
  • 1638

    Maria Theresa of Spain, the last ruler of the House of Hapsburg

  • 1776

    Nathan Hale volunteers to be a spy at George Washington’s request.

  • 1846

    Elias Howe secures a patent for his sewing machine.

  • 1890

    Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer

  • 1924

    Leopold and Loeb receive guilty verdicts for the murder of Robert Franks.

  • 1929

    Arnold Palmer, American golfer

  • 1934

    Roger Maris, American baseball player

  • 1941

    Stephen J. Gould, historian and evolutionary biologist

  • 1960

    Colin Firth, British actor

  • 1977

    Hamida Djandoubi becomes the last person to receive an execution via Guillotine in France.

  • 2008

    CERN powers up its Large Hadron Collider. Many feel it is the biggest science experiment in history.

What Happened on September 11 in History
  • 1297

    William Wallace, a Scottish rebel, defeats English forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

  • 1609

    Spain announces an expulsion order against the Moriscos of Valencia.

  • 1697

    Prince Eugen defeats Turkish forces at the Battle of Zenta, putting an end to Ottoman control in Central Europe.

  • 1708

    Charles XII halts his march on Moscow outside the city of Smolensk.

  • 1885

    D. H. Lawrence, English painter, literary critic, poet, and novelist

  • 1916

    Ed Sabol, American filmmaker

  • 1917

    Ferdinand Marcos, leader of the Philippines

  • 1924

    Tom Landry, American coach and football player

  • 1965

    Bashar al-Assad, Syrian politician and President of Syria

  • 1967

    Harry Connick, Jr., American singer, actor, and composer

  • 2001

    Terrorists hijack and crash three planes into the Pentagon and the two World Trade Centers. A fourth plane crashes in a field after passengers attempt to retake it.

What Happened on September 12 in History
  • 1575

    Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer

  • 1758

    Charles Messier begins his Messier Catalogue by mistakenly identifying the Crab Nebula.

  • 1909

    Fritz Hofmann obtains the first patent for synthetic rubber

  • 1913

    Jessie Owens, American athlete

  • 1933

    Leó Szilárd first entertains the idea of a nuclear reactor.

  • 1940

    Four teenagers near Lascaux discover the Lascaux Cave Paintings.

  • 1944

    Barry White,American singer and songwriter

  • 1958

    The Supreme Court orders Central High in Little Rock, an all-white school, to begin integration procedures.

  • 1959

    The USSR launches the first spacecraft to make an impact on the Moon.

  • 1973

    Paul Walker, American actor

  • 1981

    Jennifer Hudson, American actress and spokesperson

What Happened on September 13 in History
  • 335

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre receives its consecration in Jerusalem.

  • 1224

    Francis of Assisi receives stigmata after praying on Mount Verna.

  • 1630

    Daniel Defoe, English writer and trader

  • 1847

    US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City during the American-Mexican War.

  • 1857

    Milton Hershey, American businessman

  • 1860

    John. J. Pershing, an Army general for the United States during World War I.

  • 1874

    Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer

  • 1903

    Claudette Colbert, French-American actress

  • 1916

    Ronald Dahl, British novelist, fighter pilot, and screenwriter

  • 1956

    IBM’s first commercial computer with a hard drive, the RAMAC 305, weighs over one ton.

  • 1993

    Norway unveils the Oslo Accords, a peace agreement the country brokered between Israel and Palestine.

What Happened on September 14 in History
  • 1752

    Britain and the colonies in America adopt the Gregorian calendar.

  • 1769

    Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist, explorer, and geographer

  • 1812

    Napoleon occupies Moscow and the fires start, extinguished by the 19th.

  • 1849

    Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist

  • 1939

    The first helicopter takes a tethered flight in Connecticut.

  • 1947

    Sam Neill, a New Zealand actor of Irish descent

  • 1949

    Hindi becomes an official language in India, and the population celebrates this day as Hindi Day.

  • 1956

    A facility in Washington, D.C. performs the world’s first prefrontal lobotomy.

  • 1960

    Saudi-Arabia, Venezuela, Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq form OPEC.

  • 1965

    Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister and ex-president

  • 1983

    Amy Winehouse, an American singer and songwriter

What Happened on September 15 in History
  • 1254

    Marco Polo, a Venetian explorer and merchant

  • 1616

    The first free public school for non-aristocrats in Europe opens in Italy.

  • 1821

    The countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua declare their independence from Spain.

  • 1835

    Scientist Charles Darwin reaches the Galapagos Islands.

  • 1857

    William Howard Taft, an American president

  • 1890

    Agatha Christie, an English mystery novelist

  • 1928

    Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.

  • 1936

    Ashley Cooper, an Australian tennis player

  • 1940

    The tide turns at the Battle of Britain as the Luftwaffe loses 56 of its planes.

  • 1961

    Dan Marino, an American footballer

  • 1977

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer

  • 1998

    Developers register “Google.com” as a domain name.

What Happened on September 16 in History
  • 1795

    British forces take Cape Town from the Dutch.

  • 1810

    Mexico calls for an end to Spanish rule.

  • 1848

    All French territories move to abolish slavery.

  • 1858

    Bonar Law, a UK prime minister

  • 1875

    James Cash Penney, an American businessman

  • 1891

    Karl Dönitz, an admiral during World War II and President of Germany

  • 1906

    Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, finds the Magnetic South Pole.

  • 1925

    B.B. King, an American blues musician

  • 1934

    Elgin Baylor, an American basketball player

  • 1959

    Tim Raines, an American baseball player

  • 1963

    Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, and Malaya form the Federation of Malaysia.

  • 1978

    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Tabar, Iran.

  • 1997

    Steve Jobs is named interim CEO of Apple.

What Happened on September 17 in History
  • 642

    Amr ibn al-‘As and his forces conquer Alexandria. Arab forces under Amr ibn al-‘As conquer Alexandria.

  • 1683

    Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek makes the first known report of the existence of bacteria. is the first to report the existence of bacteria.

  • 1730

    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a continental army general

  • 1743

    Marquis de Condorcet, a French philosopher

  • 1862

    The Battle of Antietam marks the bloodiest day in the history of the Civil War. Over 23,000 soldiers are killed on Union ground.

  • 1900

    Commonwealth of Australia comes into existence.

  • 1916

    The famous Red Baron scores his first aerial victory near Cambrai.

  • 1923

    Hank Williams, an American musician and singer

  • 1931

    Anne Bancroft, an American actress

  • 1945

    Phil Jackson, a Basketball player and coach

  • 1950

    Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India

  • 1978

    The Camp David Accords provide a framework for possible peace between Egypt and Israel.

What Happened on September 18 in History
  • 53

    Trajan, the Emperor of Ancient Rome

  • 1811

    An expeditionary force from Britain conquers parts of the Dutch Indies.

  • 1812

    Three-quarters of Moscow is destroyed by a fire that finally extinguishes after five days.

  • 1873

    Jay Cooke & Co, a bond agency, collapses and begins the panic that will start the Long Depression.

  • 1895

    John Diefenbaker, a Canadian prime minister

  • 1905

    Greta Garbo, a Swedish-American actress

  • 1914

    Royal rulers approve the Irish Home Rule bill.

  • 1931

    Japanese forces fake a railway explosion as a pretext for invading Manchuria.

  • 1933

    Scotty Bowman, an ice hockey coach

  • 1942

    The Minister of Justice for the Nazi Party approves the extermination of “asocials”.

  • 1961

    James Gandolfini, an American actor

  • 1971

    Lance Armstrong, an American cyclist

  • 1976

    The city of Bejing holds a funeral for Mao Zedong.

What Happened on September 19 in History
  • 86

    Antoninus Pius, a Roman emperor

  • 1356

    The Black Prince and forces from England defeat France and capture its king.

  • 1749

    Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, a French astronomer and mathematician

  • 1870

    Prussian forces besiege Paris.

  • 1893

    All women in New Zealand get the right to vote in elections.

  • 1948

    Jeremy Irons, a British actor

  • 1974

    Jimmy Fallon, an American television presenter

  • 1985

    An 8.1 magnitude earthquake devastates the people of Mexico City.

  • 1986

    AZT becomes available to AIDS patients.

  • 1993

    William Golding, a British novelist

What Happened on September 20 in History
  • 451

    Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun and halts the Hun invasion.

  • 622

    Muhammad comes to Medina.

  • 1519

    Magellan’s expeditionary force sets off to circumnavigate the globe.

  • 1878

    Upton Sinclair, an American novelist, journalist, and activist

  • 1884

    Maxwell Perkins, an American literary editor

  • 1917

    Red Auerbach, an American basketball coach

  • 1934

    Sophia Loren, an Italian actress

  • 1943

    Sani Abacha, a politician and military leader

  • 1951

    Guy Lafluer, a Canadians ice hockey player

  • 1854

    An alliance of British and French troops defeat Russian forces at the first battle of the Crimean War.

  • 1990

    The eastern and western sides of Germany seek to ratify reunification.

  • 2001

    President of the United States George W. Bush officially declares war on terror.

What Happened on September 21 in History
  • 1621

    King James I grants Alexander Sterling a charter to colonize Nova Scotia.

  • 1792

    The National Convention formally abolishes the French monarchy via a charter during the Revolution.

  • 1866

    H. G. Wells, an English writer

  • 1898

    Empress Dowager Cixi ends the Hundred Days’ reform and seizes power in China.

  • 1909

    Kwame Nkrumah, President and Prime Minister of Ghana

  • 1915

    Cecil Chubb purchases Stonehenge.

  • 1922

    Warren G. Harding approves a resolution for a Jewish homeland within Palestine.

  • 1934

    Leonard Cohen, a Canadian poet and singer

  • 1936

    The Spanish junta promotes Franco to Supreme Commander.

  • 1947

    Stephen King, an American author

  • 1949

    Communist leaders in China establish the People’s Republic.

  • 1950

    Bill Murray, an American actor

  • 1967

    Faith Hill, an American country music singer

What Happened on September 22 in History
  • 1515

    Anne of Cleves, a consort to Henry VIII

  • 1692

    The Salem Witch Trials perform the final hangings for those found guilty of witchcraft in the United States.

  • 1792

    The French First Republic is formed and strips the French king of his influence.

  • 1862

    President Lincoln announces his intention to free slaves next year.

  • 1870

    Charlotte Cooper, an English tennis player

  • 1895

    Paul Muni, a stage and film actor

  • 1927

    Tom Lasorda, an American coach and baseball player

  • 1958

    Andrea Bocelli, an Italian singer and songwriter

  • 1962

    Martin Crowe, a New Zealand cricketer

  • 1965

    The Indo-Pakistani war ends.

  • 1980

    Iraq invades Iran.

  • 2011

    Scientists at CERN discover neutrinos that break the speed of light.

What Happened on September 23 in History
  • 63 BC

    Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of Rome

  • 1122

    The Concordat of Worms goes into effect.

  • 1215

    Kublai Khan, founder of the Yuan Dynasty

  • 1821

    Tripolitsa falls during the Greek War of Independence.

  • 1869

    Mary Mallon, or “Typhoid Mary,” the first person identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the disease

  • 1884

    Herman Hollerith patents a machine that marks the beginning of data processing.

  • 1889

    Fusajiro Yamauchi founds Nintendo Koppai as a way to market the Hanafuda card game.

  • 1916

    Aldo Moro, an Italian politician

  • 1930

    Ray Charles, an American musician

  • 1942

    The “Manhattan Project” begins.

  • 1943

    Marty Schottenheimer, an American football coach and player

What Happened on September 24 in History
  • 1180

    The Byzantine Empire begins its decline with the death of Manuel I Komnenos.

  • 1501

    Girolamo Cardano, an Italian mathematician and physician

  • 1755

    John Marshall, an American politician

  • 1789

    The Federal Judiciary act creates a six-person Supreme Court within the US.

  • 1869

    Panic erupts on Wall Street as Gould & Fisk seek to corner the gold market.

  • 1877

    The Imperial Japanese Army wins the Battle of Shiroyama.

  • 1896

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, an American screenwriter and novelist

  • 1902

    Ayatollah Khomeini, religious leader and politician

  • 1936

    Jim Henson, an American puppeteer

  • 1948

    Phil Hartman, a Canadian actor and comedian

  • 1950

    All Jews living in Yemen move to Israel.

  • 1957

    Schools in Little Rock receive executive orders to desegregate.

What Happened on September 25 in History
  • 1066

    King Harold Godwinson and his English forces defeat invading Norwegian forces.

  • 1513

    Vasco Nunez de Balboa is the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.

  • 1789

    The United States Congress lays out a proposal for the Bill of Rights.

  • 1897

    William Faulkner, an American novelist

  • 1906

    Leonardo Torres Quevedo’s remote guiding of a boat is considered the first remote control.

  • 1915

    Ethel Rosenberg, an American citizen convicted of spying for the Soviet Union

  • 1944

    Michael Douglas, an American actor

  • 1952

    Christopher Reeve, an American actor

  • 1956

    The first transatlantic phone cable goes into use.

  • 1968

    Will Smith, an American actor and rapper

  • 1969

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress

What Happened on September 26 in History
  • 1181

    Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order

  • 1580

    Frances Drake completes his circumnavigation of the earth.

  • 1687

    A Venetian army damages the Parthenon after it attacks the Acropolis.

  • 1687

    Support for the Glorious Revolution begins.

  • 1815

    Austria, Prussia, and Russian form the Holy Alliance with one another.

  • 1874

    Charles Vyner Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak

  • 1888

    T. S. Eliot, an English author

  • 1902

    Albert Anastasia, an Italian mobster

  • 1918

    The largest and most costly offensive of World War I, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, begins.

  • 1948

    Olivia Newton-John, an Australian singer and actress

  • 1981

    Serena Williams, an American tennis player

What Happened on September 27 in History
  • 1066

    Troops led by William the Conqueror sail for England.

  • 1290

    A massive earthquake occurs near China.

  • 1540

    Ignatius Loyola founds the society of Jesuits.

  • 1722

    Samuel Adams, an American statesman

  • 1779

    John Adams opens negotiations with Great Britain.

  • 1783

    Agustín de Iturbide, a Mexican general and politician

  • 1821

    Agustin de Iturbide and his forces occupy Mexico City and end the War of Independence.

  • 1822

    Scholar Jean-François Champollion deciphers the Rosetta stone.

  • 1905

    A physics journal introduces the world to Einstein’s “mass-energy equivalence” equation.

  • 1907

    Bhagat Singh, an Indian revolutionary

  • 1908

    The first Ford Model T car rolls off the assembly line.

  • 1939

    Kathy Whitworth, a professional golfer

  • 1972

    Gwyneth Paltrow, an American actress

  • 1984

    Avril Lavigne, a Canadian singer

What Happened on September 28 in History
  • 551 BC

    Confucius, a Chinese philosopher

  • 58 BC

    Livia, a Roman empress

  • 1066

    William the Conqueror and his forces invade England at Pevensey Bay.

  • 1735

    Augustus FitzRoy, a British nobleman

  • 1781

    The Siege of Yorktown begins.

  • 1887

    The Yellow River floods, leading to one of history’s deadliest disasters.

  • 1913

    Alice Marble, an American tennis player

  • 1916

    Peter Finch, an Australian actor

  • 1939

    Most of Lithuania goes to the USSR as part of the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty.

  • 1987

    Hilary Duff, an American actress

What Happened on September 29 in History
  • 522 BC

    Darius I of Persia becomes King of the Persian Empire.

  • 480 BC

    Themistocles defeats Xerxes I at the Battle of Salamis.

  • 106 BC

    Pompey the Great, a Roman general

  • 1547

    Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish novelist

  • 1567

    The War of Religion begins in France.

  • 1758

    Horatio Nelson, an admiral in the Royal Navy

  • 1829

    The London Metropolitan Police releases its first units.

  • 1931

    Anita Ekberg, a Swedish actress and model

  • 1935

    Jerry Lee Lewis, an American singer and pianist

  • 1943

    Lech Wałęsa, a Polish politician

  • 2008

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its largest single-day point loss.

What Happened on September 30 in History
  • 1846

    American dentist William Morton is the first person to use anesthetic ether.

  • 1862

    Otto von Bismarck delivers his famous “Blood and Iron” speech”.

  • 1917

    Buddy Rich, an American jazz drummer

  • 1924

    Truman Capote, an American author

  • 1928

    Elie Wiesel, a Jewish writer, activist, and Holocaust survivor

  • 1938

    Chamberlain, Hitler, Daladier, and Mussolini sign the Treaty of Munich.

  • 1946

    Nuremberg finds twenty-two leaders of the Nazi Party guilty of war crimes.

  • 1975

    Marion Cotillard, a French actress

  • 1980

    Martina Hingis, a Swiss tennis player

  • 2002

    Maddie Ziegler, an American dancer