Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

September 18

Events (400 years ago today): 1618 – The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (d. 1972)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Toni Kuko?, Croatian basketball player

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)

September 19

Events (150 years ago today): 1868La Gloriosa begins in Spain.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (d. 2006)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Jimmy Bower, American drummer and songwriter

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1668William Waller, English general and politician (b. 1597)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1868William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer (b. 1906)

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 20

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Horace Gould, English racing driver (d. 1968)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Ijaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach

September 21

Births (100 years ago today): 1918John Gofman, American physicist, chemist, and biologist (d. 2007)

International Day of Peace

September 22

Births (150 years ago today): 1868Louise McKinney, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Hans Scholl, German activist (d. 1943)

September 23

Events (450 years ago today): 1568Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ula near Veracruz.

Events (150 years ago today): 1868Grito de Lares ("Lares Revolt") occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Yvette Fielding, English actress and producer

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (b. 1887)

September 24

Events (50 years ago today): 196860 Minutes debuts on CBS.

Births (600 years ago today): 1418Anne of Cyprus, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1462)

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (d. 1997)

Deaths (1250 years ago today): 768Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)

Deaths (800 years ago today): 1218Robert of Knaresborough (b. 1160)


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