16th September 1977 (44 Years)
Maria Callas, Greek-American soprano and one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century died.
17th September 1787 (234 Years)
The Constitution of the United States of America was signed.
18th September 1793 (228 Years)
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.
18th September 1793 (228 Years)
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building in the United States was laid by president George Washington.
18th September 1814 (207 Years)
Congress of Vienna, assembly in 1814–15 that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars.
18th September 1839 (182 Years)
Anton Mauve, painter, graphic artist and cousin of Vincent van Gogh, was born.
18th September 1970 (51 Years)
The American musician, singer and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix dies.
19th September 1839 (182 Years)
George Cadbury, third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company in Britain, was born.
19th September 1867 (154 Years)
Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator, is born.
19th September 1945 (76 Years)
Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) is sentenced to death in London.
19th September 1970 (51 Years)
The first Glastonbury festival is held.
19th September 1991 (30 Years)
Discover of Ötzi the Iceman, well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE.
20th September 1863 (158 Years)
Jacob Grimm, author and one of the Grimm brothers; famous for Grimm's Fairy Tales, dies.
20th September 1934 (87 Years)
Sophia Loren, Italian actress, declared "one of the world cinema's treasures", was born.
20th September 1946 (75 Years)
The first Cannes Film Festival was held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
21st September 1832 (189 Years)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet, died.
21st September 1866 (155 Years)
H. G. Wells, the "Father of Science Fiction", is born.
21st September 1937 (84 Years)
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
22nd September 1791 (230 Years)
Michael Faraday, English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, is born.
22nd September 1989 (32 Years)
Irving Berlin, the American songwriter and lyricist, died.
22nd September 1996 (25 Years)
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer, died.
23rd September 1889 (132 Years)
Wilkie Collins, the British author best known for 'The Woman in White', died.
23rd September 1938 (83 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, was born.
23rd September 1939 (82 Years)
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, died.
23rd September 1968 (53 Years)
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, ended.
24th September 1717 (304 Years)
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, also known as Horace Walpole, English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician, was born.
24th September 1896 (125 Years)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, American novelist whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, was born.
24th September 1937 (84 Years)
Benito Mussolini gives a speech to a crowd of thousands at the Berlin Olympiastadion.
25th September 1513 (508 Years)
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his team become first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean.
25th September 1613 (408 Years)
Claude Perrault, French physician and architect, is born.

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