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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 19th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 19, 1692, Giles Corey, age 81, became a footnote in the history of America by becoming the first and only man to be “pressed” to death during legal proceedings. On September 19, 1692, Giles Corey, age 81, became a footnote in the history of America by becoming the first and only man to be “pressed” to death during the infamous…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 18th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 18, 1812, the conquering French Grande Armée was appalled to see that the giant fire set by retreating Russians had destroyed almost all of the city of Moscow. On September 18, 1838, English businessman and politician Richard Cobden along with free trade advocate John Bright established the Anti-Corn Law League, an action taken in opposition to the “Corn Laws” that…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 17th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 17, 1683, Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek presented a paper to the Royal Society (The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge) containing a description of the first scientific recognition of microbes/protozoa, a living thing he referred to as “animalcules” (single celled organisms). On September 17, 1862, the same day that the bloodiest…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 16th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 16, 1920, years before the great stock market crashes of 1929 and 2008, some unknown, disaffected malcontents showed the fat cats of Wall Street some serious financial terrorism of their own by setting off a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon in front of J.P. Morgan Bank in New York’s financial district. On September 16, 1961, Hurricane Esther became the target of the United States National…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 15th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On September 15, 1948, a North American F-86 Sabre flew at a world record 671 miles per hour. On September 15, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, in a now all too familiar response to a mass shooting incident at the University of Texas, called on Congress to enact “Gun Control” legislation that would have absolutely nothing to do with preventing such incidents. On…

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