Today in History

What happened on the 19th of September in history?

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  • 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