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19 Sept, 1960 - The Twist
1960 : Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist which launched a worldwide dance craze.

19 Sept, 1928 - West Palm Beach Hurricane
1928 : As Red Cross workers help in the stricken area of West Palm Beach in Florida by distributing food, healthcare and clothing after the hurricane the count of those who lost their lives continues to grow to over 400 in Palm Beach County alone. This is the worst hurricane to hit the area in many years and the loss of property in the area mounts daily.

19 Sept, 1934 - Charles Lindbergh Jr. Kidnapper Arrested
1934 : Bruno Hauptmann is arrested in New York after a gold certificate from the ransom money is found and traced back to Hauptmann, he was charged with the kidnap / murder of the Lindbergh baby. On February 13th 1935 he was sentenced to death and executed on April 3rd 1936 for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.
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19 Sept, 1934 - Charles Lindbergh Jr. Kidnapper Arrested
1934 : Bruno Hauptmann is arrested in New York after a gold certificate from the ransom money is found and traced back to Hauptmann, he was charged with the kidnap / murder of the Lindbergh baby. On February 13th 1935 he was sentenced to death and executed on April 3rd 1936 for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.
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19 Sept, 1942 - Russia World War II
1942 : German troops and tanks have broken into Stalingrad for the third time and crack German commandos are being dropped in by aircraft in a bloody battle for control of the city.
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19 Sept, 1952 - Charlie Chaplin Refused Entry Back To US
1952 : Charlie Chaplin has been refused entry to return to his home in Hollywood until he has been investigated. Mr Chaplin is currently on board the Ocean Liner Queen Elizabeth with his wife and four children on route to the US. When the ship docked in New York Mr Chaplin and his family stayed on board sailing back to England, and later moved to Switzerland, where he lived until his death in 1977.
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19 Sept, 1955 - Argentina Military Coup
1955 : Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron is deposed in a military coup, his popular wife, Eva "Evita" Peron, had died in 1952.

19 Sept, 1956 - U.S.A. Sturgis High School
September 19th, 1956 : Eight African-American students were turned away from Sturgis High School in Sturgis Kentucky. When they arrived at the school, the principal read them an order from the Union County School Board refusing to them entry. The students had been attending the school under protection from the National Guard but the National Guard had now moved to another area.

19 Sept, 1967 - Turkey Soccer Riot Kills 41
1967 : 41 people have been killed in a soccer riot in the central city of Sivas after rioters from a rival town burned local stores and a hotel.

19 Sept, 1972 - UK Letter Bomb Kills Diplomat
September 19th, 1972 : Dr Ami Sachori a diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London has been killed by a parcel bomb, the parcel bomb was 1 of 8 addressed to the embassy but the the other 7 were detected before they could cause harm.

19 Sept, 1978 - Italy Red Brigade
1978 : Police expanded their hunt for red brigade suspects who are suspected of kidnapping and murdering the former premier of Italy Aldo Moro.
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19 Sept, 1978 - UK Carl Bridgewater
September 19th, 1978 : A young paperboy Carl Bridgewater is shot in the head at close range at an isolated farmhouse near Stourbridge in Staffordshire. Police have launched a manhunt for those responsible believed to be burglars who the paperboy disturbed during a burglary.

19 Sept, 1985 - U.S.A. Life Insurance AIDS Tests
1985 : New York state joins many other states who will bar Insurance companies requiring people to undergo blood tests for Aids when applying for health or life insurance.

19 Sept, 1985 - Earthquake Devastates Mexico City
September 19th, 1985 : A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Mexico City leveling cathedrals, schools, apartment buildings, hospitals and numerous other buildings, large areas of the capital were left burning and the death toll is expected to reach nearly 5,000 as rescuers dig through the rubble.
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19 Sept, 1986 - UK Train Crash Rugeley
1986 : Two passenger trains have collided in Colwich Junction, Staffordshire, killing two people and injuring almost 100 more. The trains were intercity passenger trains running between London to Manchester and Liverpool to London.

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19 Sept, 1994 - Haiti US Troops Land
September 19th, 1994 : U.S. troops land unopposed in Haiti to oversee the country's transition to democracy.
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19 Sept, 1995 - U.S.A. Unabomber Letter
1995 : The New York times and the Washington Post have published the Unabombers 35,000 word manifesto as in June he said he would kill again if they did not publish his manifesto, and the deadline is Sunday. The FBI is hoping the publication may lead them to discover his identity.
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19 Sept, 1997 - UK Southall Train Crash
September 19th, 1997 : The Intercity 125 from Swansea to London has ploughed into a freight train at Southall, West London, killing six and injuring more than 150. During the inquiry into the crash the train driver was found to be negligent after not stopping to respond to two signals warning him of the freight train on the track ahead and the additional Automatic Warning System (AWS) also failed to work.
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19 Sept, 2002 - Bush Asks Congress For Additional Power
2002 : President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to "use all means," including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not quickly meet United Nations demands to abandon all weapons of mass destruction.

19 Sept, 2003 - U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel Strikes Washington DC
September 19th, 2003 : Hurricane Isabel continues its path of destruction striking the US Capital Washington, after striking North Carolina it has badly affected Washington DC causing a number of power outages and a number of fallen trees around the capital.
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19 Sept, 2005 - U.S.A. Tyco Executives Sentenced
2005 : Former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski was sentenced in New York to up to 25 years in prison for 22 counts of grand larceny for $150 million in unauthorized bonuses and misappropriating more than $400 million of Tyco funds.

19 Sept, 2005 - UK Al-Qaeda Admits July 7th London Bombings
September 19th, 2005 : Al-Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said Al-Qaeda had carried out the July 7th bombings on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombs had been placed on three London Underground trains and one London bus killing 52 and injuring nearly 700.
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19 Sept, 2006 - Thailand Bloodless Military Coup
2006 : A military junta has overthrown the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless military coup, after the coup martial law is declared to ensure peace in the area General Surayud Chulanont is appointed as the Prime Minister.

19 Sept, 2008 - China Milk Products Recalled
September 19th, 2008 : China recalls a large amount of milk and milk products, such as baby formula, after inspectors find melamine in liquid milk and tainted baby formula kills four children and gets over six thousand sick. Three of the country’s largest milk producers were involved in the scandal after trying to decrease costs by diluting the products. Update: In 2009 a number of senior executives from the companies involved are executed by Chinese authorities and more than 300,000 babies had fallen ill from consuming milk products tainted with melamine.

19 Sept, 2009 - United States Guiding Light Soap Ends
2009 : Guiding Light, the world’s longest running soap opera aired its last episode after over seventy years. The show started on the radio and moved over to television in the 1950s. The show held a hopeful ending after a decline in viewers.

19 Sept, 2011 - Earthquake Hits India, Nepal, and Tibet
September 19th, 2011 : A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India causing damage and injuries in India, Nepal and Tibet. The earthquake set off landslides and rain that had interrupted search and rescue efforts. Several people died in India, Nepal and Tibet as a result of the earthquake, while many more were injured.

19 Sept, 2011 - Sudan and South Sudan Sign Border Agreement
2011 : Sudan and South Sudan agreed to open up ten border crossings between the countries to facilitate travel. The agreement was made in an effort to ease tensions between Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan after each side had accused the other of wrongdoings.

19 Sept, 2012 - Space Shuttle Endeavour Begins Final Journey
September 19th, 2012 : The US Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final journey by piggy-backing on a Boeing 747 jet from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to the California Science Center. The Endeavour had been in service since 1992 and had made twenty-five trips into space.

19 Sept, 2013 - Former Nintendo President Dies
2013 : Hiroshi Yamauchi, the former president of the Nintendo video game company, died at the age of eighty-five. Yamauchi was known for transforming the company into one of the leading video game systems and ran the company from 1949 until 2002.

Born This Day In History 19th September

Celebrating Birthdays Today
Born: Lesley Hornby, September 19th, 1949, Neasden, London, England
Known For : Model, Actress, and TV Presenter. Fashion Icon Model from the 60's, still regarded as one of the greatest super models ever.

Brian Epstein
Born: September 19th, 1934, Liverpool, England
Died: August 27th, 1967, London, England
Known For : The manager of The Beatles and often considered that he helped them to become one of the world's most well known pop groups.