Monday, September 19, 2011

19th of September

It is the 262nd day of the year, with only 103 days remaining.

1676 - Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.

1692 - Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.

1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

1862 - Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price at the Battle of Iuka.

1881 - President James A. Garfield, dies of wounds suffered in a July 2nd shooting.

1934 - Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.

1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1961 - Betty and Barney Hill, claim that hey saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1982 - Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.

1985 - Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center, as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

1991 - German tourists discover, Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5,300 years ago.

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