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September 2015

1399 – Henry of Bolingbroke is proclaimed King of England.

30 September – On this day

King Henry IV of England (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413) ruled from 1399 to 1413 and asserted the claim of his grandfather, Edward III, to the Kingdom of France. He was born at Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire, hence his other name, Henry of Bolingbroke. Continue reading “1399 – Henry of Bolingbroke is proclaimed King of England.”

AD 489 The Battle of Verona

The Ostrogothic leader Theodoric the Great fought Odoacer at the battle of Verona in 489 (one of many with the same name). This battle was effectively part of the agreement struck with the emperor Zeno at Constantinople. Continue reading “AD 489 The Battle of Verona”

The Battle of Salamis 480 BC

The battle of Salamis occurred in September 480 BC, some argue it was on the 22nd others say the 29th, Continue reading “The Battle of Salamis 480 BC”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy

27 – September

Germany, Italy and Japan sign an agreement promising that each will declare war on any third party which joins the war against one of the three. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

25 – 30 September – On this day

The German attacks in this period are sent mostly against aircraft factories. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

AD 351 – The Battle of Mursa

28 September – On this day

The battle of Mursa between Constantine II and Magnentius was part of a civil war which took place somewhere in the Drava valley in Illyricum. Continue reading “AD 351 – The Battle of Mursa”

48 BC – Pompey the Great killed

28 September – On the Day

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus better known as Pompey (the Great) was one of the major figures at the end of the Republican period first as an ally of Caesar and Crassus and later as Caesar’s greatest rival. Continue reading “48 BC – Pompey the Great killed”

1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray

28 September – On this day

The Battle of Tinchebray was fought on this day in 1106, in the town of Tinchebray, Normandy, between an invading force led by King Henry I of England, and his older brother Robert Curthose, the Duke of Normandy. Continue reading “1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray”

Stolen carving discovered in Paris

A 3,000-year-old Olmec carving stolen from southern Mexico sometime between 1968 and 1972 has been found in Paris. Continue reading “Stolen carving discovered in Paris”

1590 – Pope Urban VII dies making this the shortest papacy in history.

27 September – On this day

Pope Urban VII (4 August 1521 – 27 September 1590), born Giovanni Battista Castagna, was Pope from 15 to 27 September 1590. His twelve-day papacy was the shortest in history. Continue reading “1590 – Pope Urban VII dies making this the shortest papacy in history.”

1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct

27 September 1937 – last recorded specimen shot

The Bali tiger (Panthera tigris balica), is an extinct tiger subspecies that was native to the Indonesian island of Bali. Continue reading “1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct”

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T

27 September – On this day

The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from 1 October, 1908, to 26 May, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford’s efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. Continue reading “1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T”

1529 – The Siege of Vienna begins when the Ottomans attack the city.

27 September – On this day

The Siege of Vienna in 1529 was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, to capture the city of Vienna, Austria. Continue reading “1529 – The Siege of Vienna begins when the Ottomans attack the city.”

1066 – William the Conqueror sets sail

27 September – On this day

William the Conqueror set sail from the mouth of the river Somme,  Continue reading “1066 – William the Conqueror sets sail”

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