13th September 1928
Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor, was born. 90 years.
18th September 1793
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington. 225 years.
19th September 1839
Anton Mauve, painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, was born. 180 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.
30th September 1888
Catherine Eddowes's body, the 2nd person killed in the early hours of Sunday 30 September by Jack the Ripper, was found. 130 years.
30th September 1888
Elizabeth "Long Liz" Stride body was found in the Whitechapel area. She was the 3rd canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. 130 years.
1st October 1908
The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them in black. 110 years.
1st October 1918
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") captures Damascus. 100 years.
1st October 1928
The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan. 90 years.
1st October 1958
President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NASA. 60 years.
1st October 1988
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Union. 30 years.
2nd October 1718
Elizabeth Montagu, British social reformer, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society, was born. 300 years.
2nd October 1968
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor, died. 50 years.
3rd October 1838
Black Hawk, Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe, died. 180 years.

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