September 19: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1676 - Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
- 1946 - The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
- 1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
- 1982 - Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
- 2010 - The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
- Famous Birthdays: Sir William Golding (English writer, Nobel Prize laureate), Twiggy (English model), Mario Batali (American chef and restaurateur), Jimmy Fallon (American actor and comedian), Hermione Granger (Brightest Witch)
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