3rd September 1943
WWII: The Allied invasion of Italy began. 75 years.
4th September 1768
François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, was born. 250 years.
4th September 1888
George Eastman registers the name Kodak as a trademark. 130 years.
4th September 1888
Oskar Schlemmer, German painter and sculptor, is born. 130 years.
5th September 1793
French Revolution: The French National Convention initiated the Reign of Terror. 225 years.
5th September 1838
Charles Percier, French architect who designed the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, died. 175 years.
7th September 1968
Lucio Fontana, Argentine born Italian Sculptor and Painter, died. 50 years.
8th September 1888
Annie Chapman's body, the 2nd canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found in Whitechapel. 130 years.
9th September 1543
Mary Stuart, at nine months old, was crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling. 475 years.
13th September 1903
Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades, was born. 115 years.
13th September 1928
Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor, was born. 90 years.
18th September 1839
Anton Mauve, painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, was born. 180 years.
18th September 1793
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington. 225 years.
20th September 1863
Jacob Grimm, author and one of the Grimm brothers, died. 155 years.
23rd September 1938
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, was born. 80 years.
23rd September 1968
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, ended. 50 years.
26th September 1888
T. S. Eliot, poet, dramatist and critic, was born. 130 years.
29th September 1518
Jacopo Tintoretto, Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school, was born. 500 years.
29th September 1888
Edward Lear, poet and author, diesd. 130 years.
29th September 1973
Wystan Hugh Auden, English poet, who later became an American citizen, died. 45 years.

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