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 This day in History - September 19
342 Historic Events for September 19
1863

Battle of Chickamauga GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat

Event
1863

Preston Smith, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

Death
1864

3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)

Event
1864

Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35

Death
1864

David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43

Death
1864

Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1865

Atlanta University forms

Event
1867

Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

Birth
1870

Siege of Paris begins

Event
1871

Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis)

Birth
1873

Black Friday: Jay Cooke and Co fails, causing a securities panic

Event
1876

Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa

Event
1876

1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

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1879

Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track and field record pole-vaulting 11' 2¬" at age 17 years and 198 days

Event
1881

James A Garfield, 20th president (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49

Death
1882

Paul-Marie Masson, composer

Birth
1882

Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67

Death
1888

World's 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)

Event
1888

Porter Hall, Cincinnati OH, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity)

Birth
1889

Sarah Delany, author/teacher

Birth
1889

Ricardo Cortez, [Jack Krantz], Vienna Austria, actor/dir (Blackmail)

Birth
1889

Ernest Truex, KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete and Gladys, Mr Peepers)

Birth
1890

Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540

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1893

NZ is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote

Event
1894

Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)

Birth