Today September 19th – Newsbeast

Today September 19th – Newsbeast
Today September 19th – Newsbeast

What happened today, September 19, in Greece and the world.

335: Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle, Emperor Constantine I.

634: Arabs led by Khalid ibn Walid capture Damascus from the Byzantine Empire.

1356: At the Battle of Poitiers, English forces led by Edward the Black Prince defeat the French and capture King John II of France.

1777: During the American Revolution, the British defeat the Americans at the First Battle of Saratoga.

1848: Bond and Leisel discover Saturn’s moon Hyperion.

1852: In Naples, Annibale de Gasparis discovers the asteroid “20 Marseille”.

1870: The siege of Paris by the Prussian forces of William I and Chancellor Otto von Bismarck begins. The city will fall on the 15th of next January.

1876: The first vacuum cleaner for large carpets and rugs is invented in the USA by Melville Bissell.

1888: The first international women’s beauty contest (beauty pageant) is held in Spa, Belgium. First prize goes to 18-year-old Bertha Sucaret from Guatemala.

1931: The stock market panic in America and Europe also affects Greece. There is a devaluation of values ​​and the bankruptcy of stockbrokers in Athens and Thessaloniki, while the Stock Exchange closes.

1940: A Greek prehistoric lake city is discovered, dating back to an era older than 2000 BC. in the lake of Kastoria.

1952: The US bans Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1955: Argentina’s president, Juan Peron, is overthrown by a military coup.

1957: The US conducts its first underground nuclear test.

1957: For the first time, during the Prime Ministership of Constantinos Karamanlis, the issue of transferring the Athens International Airport from Elliniko is raised. Finally, the International Airport of Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata started its operation on March 29, 2001. It was named in honor of the politician Eleftherios Venizelos, who as Prime Minister of Greece established a Ministry of Aviation and made systematic efforts to organize Civil Aviation.

1961: The Center Union is founded with George Papandreou as its leader. The governing committee includes: Georgios Athanasiadis – Novas, Pausanias Katsotas, Stavros Kostopoulos, Alexandros Baltatzis, Savvas Papapolitis, Stefanos Stephanopoulos and Ilias Tsirimokos.

1968: In Mexico, Police storm the University of Mexico City to end student unrest, resulting in the deaths of 18 students.

1970: In Genoa, Italy, student Kostas Georgakis sets himself on fire, shouting “Long live free Greece”, in protest of the military regime in Greece.

1982: In Sweden, the Social Democrats under Olof Palme win a big victory in the parliamentary elections.

1985: Kdevastating earthquake in Mexico, measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale, causes the death of at least 4,200 people.

1990: The last page of the newspaper “The First” is published.

1992: The “tsar of the ethers”, Sergey Bubka, sets a new pole vault world record with 6.13m in Tokyo. It will be taken down on September 19, 2020 (almost 28 years later) by Mondo Duplantis.

1994: “The extension of Greece’s territorial waters by 12 nautical miles is equivalent to a cause of war,” emphasizes Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mumtaz Soysal.

1995: Croatia decides to stop the attacks against the Serbs and agrees with Bosnia that through political dialogue the territorial issue will be settled.

2000: Weightlifting gives Greece another medal at the Sydney Olympics, with Ioanna Hatziioannou taking third place in the 63kg category, lifting 222.5kg.

2002: There is a coup attempt in the Ivory Coast, while President Laurent Bagbo is away in Italy. During the clashes, dozens of people are killed, among them the former dictator Robert Guay.

2006: A coup takes place in Thailand. General Sodi Bunjaratglin is in power.

2020: A 1634 edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen, the last play written by English playwright William Shakespeare, is discovered in the library of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca, Spain. It is believed to be the oldest copy of any of his works in the country.

2020: Chinese tech company ByteDance announces a proposed joint deal with US companies Oracle and Walmart to continue operating video-sharing social network service TikTok in the United States under the Tiktok Global brand. US President Donald Trump acknowledges the proposal, having threatened to ban the service on suspicion of Chinese espionage if ByteDance did not reach a deal with a US company.

2020: A rare tropical-like Mediterranean cyclone (medicane), with winds of up to 120 km/h, kills three people as it passes over Greece towards the island of Crete. About 5,000 houses in Karditsa are affected by floods and strong winds. One person is still missing.

2020: Former UK spy Fraser Cameron is reportedly under investigation by Belgian authorities for allegedly selling sensitive information to Chinese spies posing as journalists.

2020: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declares that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is no longer valid. He also warns that the United States “is prepared to use our domestic authorities to impose consequences” on other countries that do not implement the sanctions. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia are reacting to the retroactive sanctions.

2021: The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, Spain, erupts for the first time in fifty years. A few hours later, the first precautionary evacuations of people with reduced mobility from nearby towns take place after the declaration of a pre-explosion situation.

2021: The United States closes the Mexico-US border near Del Rio, Texas after thousands of Haitian migrants arrive at the international bridge near the city. The US will also begin flying migrants back to Haiti.


86 – Antoninus the Pious, Roman emperor

866 – Leo VI, Byzantine emperor

1551 – Henry III, King of France

1560 – Thomas Cavendish, English navigator

1898 – Giuseppe Saragat, Italian politician

1899 – Ignazio Buttitta, Italian poet

1911 – William Golding, English author

1919 – Mary Midgley, American philosopher

1921 – Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher

1922 – Emil Zatopek, Czech runner

1926 – Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist

1930- Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker

1931-Jean-Claude Carriere, French actor and screenwriter

1934 – Brian Epstein, English manager

1934 – Miltos Papapostolou, Greek football player and coach

1936 – Al Erter, American discus thrower

1940 – Paul Williams, American composer

1948 – Jeremy Irons, English actor

1954 – Eleni Vitali, singer

1958- Lita Ford, singer

1958 – Azuma Nelson, Ghanaian boxer

1959 – Rene Marsiglia, French football player and coach

1961 – George Christianakis, Greek composer

1963- David Seaman, English goalkeeper

1965 – Tsering Thombhai, Prime Minister of Bhutan

1967 – Alexander Karelin, Russian wrestler

1969 – Alcinoos Ioannidis, Cypriot singer and songwriter

1973 – Cristiano da Mata, Brazilian racing car driver

1974 – Victoria Silvstedt, Swedish actress, singer and model

1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American actor

1976 – Raja Bell, American basketball player

1977 – Ryan Dashick, American drummer

1978 – Michele Alves, Brazilian model

1979 – Danielle Brent, British actress

1979 – Noemi Lenoir, French model and actress

1981 – Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist

1982 – Nicole Voss, American model

1982 – Lena Daniilidou, Greek player

1984 – Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor

1990-Savvas Gentsoglou, football player


690 – Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

961 – Helen Lekapini, Byzantine empress

1710 – Ole Remer, Danish astronomer

1843 – Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician and engineer

1881 – James Garfield, 20th US president

1935 – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist

1949 – Nikos Skalkotas, Greek composer

1968- Chester Carlson, American inventor

1970 – Kostas Georgakis, Greek fighter

1971 – William Albright, American biblical archaeologist

1983 – Angel Lambruna, Argentine soccer player and coach

1985 – Italo Calvino, Italian journalist and writer

1987 – Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician

1990 – Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer

1994 – Alexis Akrithakis, Greek painter

1994 – Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer

2002 – Kita Broadhead, American painter

2002 – Robert Gueye, dictator of Ivory Coast

2003 – Kenneth Hagin, American priest

2016 – Voula Damianakou, Greek writer

2019 – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian soldier, politician, 2nd president of Tunisia

2020 – John Turner, Canadian politician, 17th Prime Minister of Canada

2021 – Jimmy Greaves, English footballer, world champion (World Cup 1966)

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