Today in History

September 19, 2005

  • 1356 – English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
  • 1796 – George Washington’s farewell address as president
  • 1812 – Napoleon’s retreat from Russia begins
  • 1848 – Bond (US) & Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion
  • 1849 – 1st commercial laundry established in Oakland California
  • 1863 – Battle of Chickamauga Tenn; Union forces retreat
  • 1873 – Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails causing a securities panic
  • 1881 – Pres Garfield dies of gunshot wound
  • 1966 – Mike Burke named Yankees president
  • 1968 – Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!)
  • 1970 – Mary Tyler Moore show premiers
  • 1982 – Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service
  • 1983 – St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat’l Day)
  • 1986 – Captain EO permieres
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