Ever wondered what happened in the world on this day? What was the world like or how did people live? The answer to such questions lies in the historic archives. Every event that occurred in the past contributes to our future. Could you imagine that Atlanta university was founded on the same day when Israel launched its first satellite? In this blog, we have covered all the events that took place on September 19.
What Happened in India on September 19?
1615: Sir Thomas Roe’s arrival
Thomas Roe presented himself at Jahangir’s court in Ajmer. He left India on February 17, 1618.
1803: The second Anglo-Maratha war
The second Anglo-Maratha war under Sir Arthur Wellesley resulted in a crushing defeat of the Marathas at Assaye. The British Christians took control of Delhi and captured large parts of India.
1803: Puri was captured
Puri was captured by Britishers from the Marathas without any struggle.
2008: Batla House encounter case
The Batla House Encounter was an armed Delhi Police operation to arrest terrorists of the Indian terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, hiding in a flat in the Batla House.
What Happened around the World on September 19?
634: Siege of Damascus
Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus, 1st major city of the Eastern Roman Empire taken by the Rashidun Caliphate.
1356: Battle of Poitiers
English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat the French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years’ War.
1796: George Washington’s Farewell Address
George Washington’s farewell address as US President is published across the country.
1865: Atlanta University was founded
Atlanta University was founded on September 19, 1865, by two former slaves, James Tate and Grandison Daniels.
1881: Death of U.S. President James A. Garfield
U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. Vice President Chester A. Arthur becomes President upon Garfield’s death.
1888: “Concours de Beaute”
One of the first known modern beauty contests the “Concours de Beaute”, was held in Spa in Belgium on September 19, 1888.
1893: Women’s voting rights
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote.
1945: Kim Il-sung
Kim Il-sung, North Korea arrives in the harbour of Wonsan, Korea.
1955: Juan Perón resigns & flees
On September 19, 1955, Argentine President Juan Perón resigns & flees to Spain.
1988: Israel launches 1st satellite
Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance.
1990: Goodfellas released
“Goodfellas”, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released.
2017: Trump addresses the UN
US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US.
1921: Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator
1974: Jimmy Fallon, Comedian
1984: Kavya Madhavan, Indian film actress
This was all about this day in history, September 19. We hope that you found this blog insightful and informative. For more blogs like these and regular education updates, stay tuned to Leverage Edu.