1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 85 years.
5th September 1914
The Battle of Marne occurs during World War I. 110 years.
6th September 1939
Arthur Rackham, the British book illustrator famous for Alice's Adventues in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and many more, died. 85 years.
15th September 1914
The first trenches where dug during World War I. 110 years.
16th September 1814
Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner", the National Anthem of the United States. 210 years.
18th September 1814
Congress of Vienna, assembly in 1814–15 that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. 210 years.
20th September 1934
Sophia Loren, Italian actress, declared "one of the world cinema's treasures", was born. 90 years.
22nd September 1989
Irving Berlin, the American songwriter and lyricist, died. 35 years.
23rd September 1939
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, died. 85 years.
26th September 1914
August Macke, German Expressionist Painter, died. 110 years.
30th September 1924
Truman Capote, American bestselling author, most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's, was born. 100 years.
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