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Historical Calendar - September

Historic events for September

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Map image
1914

St. Petersburg changed its name to Petrograd.

Great Fire of London Map image
1666

The Great Fire of London breaks out. The Great Fire started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane, shortly after midnight.

Map of Poland
1939

In response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, declare war on Germany.

Comet image
1862

English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet.

Opium image
1839

The First Opium War begins in China.

Mozart image
1791

Mozart's opera La Clemenza di Tito, premieres in Prague.

boxer rebellion image
1901

The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends.

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Murder of Annie Chapman image
1888

Jack the Ripper's second victim, Annie Chapman, is found.

Rat image
2009

A new species of rat discovered in Papua New Guinea.

Sewing machine image
1846

A patent is granted for the sewing machine.

William Wallace image
1297

William Wallace leads the Scots to victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Moon image
1962

John F Kennedy tells the world that the USA will put a man on the moon by 1970.

Hadrian's Wall image
122

Building begins on Hadrian's Wall.

Handel image
1741

George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days.

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Thomas Wolsey image
1514

Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York.

Cape Town image
1795

The Great Britain captures Cape Town, South Africa.

Whale image
1819

First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii. Whale oil was used for heating, lamps and machine lubrication. whale bone was used in corsets, skirt hoops, and  umbrellas.

Battle of Poitiers image
1356

The Battle of Poitiers. The English defeat the French.

Elizabeth Barrett image
1846

Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.

Saladin image
1187

Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

H G Wells image
1862

H. G. Wells, English author, now best known for his works of science fiction, born.

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Fay Weldon image
1931

Fay Weldon, English author, essayist and playwright, born.

Major John André image
1780

Major John André arrested for being a spy during the American Revolutionary War

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1621

First English newspaper, Corante, published in London.

Printing press image
1639

First printing press set up in America.

Girl on the earth image
1580

Sir Francis Drake completes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

Mexican Aztecs image
1821

Mexico gains its independence from Spain.

Duke William invades England image
1066

William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England, beginning the Norman Conquest. 

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Police image
1829

The Metropolitan Police of London is founded.

Wasp playing the flute image
1791

The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart, receives its premiere performance at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.







 

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