History of 19 September
1942 – The first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly.
1955 – Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra, and Paul Newman starred in the “Producer’s Showcase” presentation of “Our Town” on NBC-TV.
1955 – Argentina President Juan Peron was ousted after a revolt by the army and navy.
1957 – The U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert.
1959 – Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily.
1960 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, checked out of the Shelburne Hotel angrily after a dispute with the management.
1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1982 – Scott Fahlman became the first person to use 🙂 in an online message.
1983 – Lebanese army units defending Souk el-Gharb were supported in their effort by two U.S. Navy ships off Beirut.
1984 – China and Britain completed a draft agreement transferring Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule by 1997.
1986 – U.S. health officials announced that AZT, though an experimental drug, would be made available to AIDS patients.
1988 – Israel successfully launched the Horizon-I test satellite.
1990 – Iraq began confiscating foreign assets of countries that were imposing sanctions against the Iraqi government.
1992 – The U.N. Security Council recommended suspending Yugoslavia due to its role in the Bosnian civil war.
1994 – U.S. troops entered Haiti peacefully to enforce the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1995 – The U.S. Senate passed a welfare overhaul bill.
1995 – The commander of American forces in Japan and the U.S. ambassador apologized for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three U.S. servicemen.
1996 – The government of Guatemala and leftist rebels signed a peace treaty to end their long war.
2002 – In Ivory Coast, around 750 rebel soldiers attempted to overthrow the government. U.S. troops landed on September 25th to help move foreigners, including Americans, to safer areas.
2003 – It was reported that AOL Time Warner was going to drop “AOL” from its name and be known as Time Warner Inc. The company had announced its merger and name change on January 10, 2000.
2006 – The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
2011 – Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader with 602.
2014 – The Apple iPhone 6 went on sale.
2016 – In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.
2017 – The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
- 1981 – Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
- 1981 – Rika Fujiwara, a Japanese tennis player
- 1982 – Shaun Barker, English footballer
- 1982 – Eduardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
- 1982 – Eleni Daniilidou, a Greek tennis player
- 1982 – Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
- 1983 – Joey Devine, American baseball player
- 1983 – Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
- 1984 – Eva Marie, American wrestler
- 1984 – Angel Reyna, Mexican footballer
- 1984 – Danny Valencia, American baseball player
- 1984 – Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
- 1985 – Gio Gonzalez, American baseball player
- 1985 – Alun Wyn Jones, Welsh rugby player
- 1985 – Chase Rice, American singer-songwriter
- 1985 – Renee Young, Canadian journalist
- 1985 – Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor
- 1986 – Leon Best, English footballer
- 1986 – Ryan Succop, American football player
- 1986 – Peter Vack, American actor
- 1987 – Carlos Quintero, Colombian footballer
- 1988 – Kenny Britt, American football player
- 1989 – Tyreke Evans, American basketball player
- 1989 – George Springer, American baseball player
- 1990 – Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress, and singer
- 1990 – Savvas Gentsoglou, Greek footballer
- 1990 – Evgeny Novikov, Russian race car driver
- 1990 – Kieran Trippier, English footballer
- 1992 – Jiro Kuroshio, Japanese wrestler
- 1992 – Diego Antonio Reyes, Mexican footballer
- 1994 – Alex Etel, English actor