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SEPTEMBER 19

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Chile: Army Day Chile U.S. Department of State
St. Kitts and Nevis: Independence Day
(Commemorates 09/19/1983 independence from the United Kingdom)
St. Kitts Great Britain St. Kitts Tourism Authority
1737 Charles Carroll (Maryland-born Signer of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Senator) Maryland Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate U.S. Declaration of Independence
1905 Leon Jaworski (Texas-born Attorney; Watergate Special Prosecutor) Texas Political and Social Leaders Watergate Law and Legal Resources
1907 Lewis Powell, Jr. (Virginia-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: 1972-1987) Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1881 President Garfield (20th U.S. President: Died from Assassin's Bullet Received on July 2) Garfield Assasination The American Presidency U.S. History Death
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1676 Colonial Leader, Nathaniel Bacon, Captures Jamestown and Orders the Town Burned Virginia Jamestown Virginia Historical Society
1777 Continental Army Defeats British at Saratoga New York American Revolution Library of Congress
1796 Philadelphia's American Daily Advertiser Publishes George Washington's Farewell Address George Washington Journalism University of Virginia
1850 U.S. Congress Creates the Territory of New Mexico, Which Includes Much of the Southwest United States New Mexico U.S. Congress U.S. History New Mexico Magazine
1862 The Battle of Iuka Is Fought Mississippi Battle of Iuka History Channel
1800 Confederate Prisoners Taken at the Battle of South Mountain and Crampton's Gap in Maryland Arrive at Fort Delaware for Internment Maryland Delaware Forts Prisoner of War American Civil War State of Delaware
1863 In Georgia, the Battle of Chickamauga Begins Georgia Battle of Chickamauga History Channel
1864 The Third Battle of Winchester Is Fought Virginia The Third Battle of Winchester History Channel
Rebel Agents Fail to Release 3,000 Confederates Held on Lake Erie's Johnson Island Michigan U.S. Civil War State of Michigan
1893 New Zealand Is the First Nation to Grant Women the Right to Vote New Zealand Women's Suffrage Voting New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
1941 Germans Bomb Leningrad Soviet Union Nazi Germany Aviation World War II History Channel
1955 Argentina President Juan Perón Is Overthrown by Rebels Juan Perón History Channel
1957 First Underground Nuclear Test Takes Place in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons World History Historic Firsts New York Times
1959 Nikita Khrushchev Erupts When Not Allowed to Visit Disneyland Nikita Khrushchev California Cold War Disneyland History Channel
1983 St. Kitts and Nevis Gain Independence from the United Kingdom St. Kitts Great Britain U.S. Department of State
1994 U.S. Troops Enforce Return of Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Haiti New York Times
1995 New York Times & Washington Post Print Unabomber Manifesto Theodore Kaczynski Journalism Terrorism Writer's Almanac
2002 President Bush Asks Congress Authority to Overthrow Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein U.S. Congress President George W. Bush Iraq War New York Times

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