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September 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 19

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

Welcome to day 262 of the year folks, there are 103 days left of the year.

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

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 interesting facts about September 19th in history!

What Happened On September 19 In History?

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.
Source NPR
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.

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 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 the Colonial Governor William Berkeley. Berkeley was known for creating friendly policies towards the Native Americans, which the settlers of Virginia were not happy about.

Did you know that on this day, September 19th 2017, Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy North Korea”?