1st September 1838
William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor, dies. 175 years.
3rd September 1838
Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor. 175 years.
9th September 1513
Battle of Flodden Field during the War of the League of Cambrai in Northumberland, the English defeated the Scottish. 500 years.
9th September 1513
James IV, King of Scotland dies in battle. 500 years.
12th September 1913
Jesse Owens, athlete, is born. 100 years.
12th September 1938
Prince Arthur of Connaught, grandson of Queen Victoria, dies. 75 years.
15th September 1613
Sir Thomas Overbury, English writer, dies. 400 years.
16th September 1838
James J Hill, Canadien RR entrepreneur and railroad executive of the Great Northern Railroad, is born. 175 years.
20th September 1863
Jacob Grimm, author and one of the Grimm brothers; famous for Grimm's Fairy Tales, dies. 150 years.
25th September 1613
Claude Perrault, French physician and architect, is born. 400 years.
25th September 1513
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his team become first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. 500 years.
29th September 1913
Rudolf Diesel, German inventor of the diesel engine, dies. 100 years.
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