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September 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 19

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September 19th is also known as Read An Ebook Day and Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Welcome to day 263 of the year folks, there are 103 days remaining in 2024.

Today has been an important one over the years, and we’re here to tell you some interesting facts about this day, as well as historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 2017, Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea”? The President’s United Nations speech was greeted by a mixture of silence and disapproval.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 19th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on September 19 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2022

Joe Biden said that the COVID-19 pandemic was over in the country.

In an interview on 60 minutes, the president declared that the COVID-19 pandemic was over. However, the statement was criticized as COVID deaths were still at a 400-a-day average nationwide.

2019

The American Bird Conservancy released a study indicating that the bird population in North America had reduced by around 3 billion.

OTD in 2019: The American Bird Conservancy released a study indicating that the bird population in North America had reduced by around 3 billion.

2017

President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.”

Although Trump made hostile comments about several countries, North Korea was the first in his speech at the UN general assembly.

1990

The biographical crime film “Goodfellas” was released in the United States.

Following the success of its release in Venice on September 9, it was released in the US and grossed $6.3 million in its opening weekend.

1988

Bon Jovi’s album “New Jersey” was released.

1988

Israel launched its first satellite, Ofek-1, from the Palmachim Air Base.

Ofek-1, or Horizon-1 in English, was Launched atop a Shavit rocket. The entire project, and all following Ofek satellites, were kept entirely top secret. Footage of the launch was kept from the public until 30 years later, in 2018.

1985

The Mexico City earthquake claimed the lives of up to 45,000 people.

OTD in 1985: The Mexico City earthquake claimed the lives of up to 45

The 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 07:17:50 (CST) and had several dangerous aftershocks, one later in September and the other seven months later.

1971

Athlete Beth Bonner became the first woman to win the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:55:22.

It is also believed that Bonner became the first woman to run a marathon in under 3 hours.

1952

The first television show about Superman, “Adventures of Superman,” aired in the US.

It was so popular that there ended up being six seasons with a total of 104 episodes.

1944

The Battle of Hürtgen Forest began during World War II.

The battle went on to become the longest individual battle that the US Army has ever fought.

1893

Women’s right to vote in New Zealand was given Royal Assent.

New Zealand became the first country in the world to provide women with this right.

1838

Ephraim Morris patented the car brake for railroads.

1796

President George Washington provided a letter of address to say he would not run for president again after 20 years of service.

OTD in 1796: President George Washington provided a letter of address to say he would not run for president again after 20 years of service.

1676

Bacon’s Rebellion set Jamestown, Virginia, on fire after a year of conflict to change Virginia’s Native American-Frontier policy.

Bacon’s Rebellion was an armed rebellion of Virginia settlers, named after its founder Nathaniel Bacon against Colonial Governor William Berkeley. Berkeley was known for creating friendly policies toward the Native Americans, which the settlers of Virginia were not happy about.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Jimmy Fallon. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1974

Jimmy Fallon

American

Comedian

Jimmy Fallon

Age:

49 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1996

Pia Mia

American

Singer

Pia Mia

Age:

27 years old

Born In:

Guam, USA

1984

Kevin Zegers

Canadian

Actor

Kevin Zegers

Age:

39 years old

Born In:

Ontario, Canada

1949

Twiggy

English

Model

Twiggy

Age:

74 years old

Born In:

England, UK

Quotes

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on September 19th.

1938

Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

American Novelist

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

September 19: Read An Ebook Day
United States

Read An Ebook Day

If you told someone a hundred years ago that you could carry around thousands upon thousands of books with you anywhere you go, they would have called you mad. So whether you read your ebooks on a tablet, e-reader, or on your phone, read an ebook today!

September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day
World

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy there maties, ’tis time t’ have some fun. Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and that means just one thin’ – we’re goin’ t’ be speakin’ like pirates all day! If yer workplace allows it, why not see how long ye can talk like a pirate fer today?

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking classes and to never deviate from his natural voice.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Virgo.

Virgo is the sixth sign in the zodiac and is an earth sign that is co-ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury also rules Gemini, but usually, the two signs aren’t a good match for relationships.

For all of you born in September, your allocated birthstone is the Sapphire. Not only is this rich blue gem the September birthstone, but Sapphire is also the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary.

If your birthday falls on September 19th, you would’ve likely been conceived around December 27th in the previous year.

Babies conceived on September 19, 2024, will likely be born around June 12, 2025.

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