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September 16 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 16. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 307
    Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.
  • 1400
    Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
  • 1620
    Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
  • 1701
    James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
  • 1795
    The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France’s occupation of the Netherlands.
  • 1810
    With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain.
  • 1812
    The Fire of Moscow begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
  • 1863
    Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • 1880
    The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation’s oldest, continuously-independent college daily.
  • 1893
    Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
  • 1908
    The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1919
    The American Legion is incorporated.
  • 1920
    The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
  • 1941
    World War II: Concerned that Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, was about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy concludes when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, orders his troops to withdraw from Salerno.
  • 1945
    World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong is accepted by Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.

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