Historic World Events / September (page 63)

September

List historic world events in September

February, 2016

  • 16 February

    Nissan’s first European factory opens

    Nissan’s first European factory opens

    On September 8, 1986, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Yutaka Kume, the president of the Nissan Motor Company, officially open Nissan’s first European manufacturing facility in Sunderland, Britain. Sunderland can be found in the northeastern section of England, an area that has been hit especially hard by the deindustrialization …

  • 16 February

    Allies invade Italian mainland

    Allies invade Italian mainland

    The British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery starts the Allied invasion of the Italian peninsula, crossing the Strait of Messina from Sicily and landing at Calabria-the “toe” of Italy. On your day of the landing, the Italian government secretly decided to the Allies’ terms for surrender, but …

  • 16 February

    Henry IV proclaimed

    Henry IV proclaimed

    Henry Bolingbroke is proclaimed King Henry IV of England upon the abdication of King Richard II. Henry was the eldest surviving son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. While his father was away in Spain, Henry joined other lords in opposing King Richard II’s rule. Richard later regained top …

  • 16 February

    Charles Wisner’s “Buzz-Wagon” debuts in Flint

    Charles Wisner’s “Buzz-Wagon” debuts in Flint

    On September 3, 1900, the original automobile ever created in Flint, Michigan can make its debut in the town’s Labor Day parade. Designed and built by way of a county judge and weekend tinkerer named Charles H. Wisner, the auto was 1 of the only real vehicles constructed in Flint …

  • 16 February

    Bulgaria seeks ceasefire with Allied powers

    Bulgaria seeks ceasefire with Allied powers

    On September 24, 1918, the federal government of Bulgaria problems the official statement announcing it had sent a delegation to get a ceasefire with the Allied powers that could end Bulgaria’s participation in World War I. After being secretly courted being an ally by both sides in the opening months …

  • 16 February

    Mao Zedong outlines the new Chinese government

    Mao Zedong outlines the new Chinese government

    At the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Peking, Mao Zedong announces that the brand new Chinese government will undoubtedly be “under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.” The September 1949 conference in Peking was both a celebration of the communist victory in the long …

  • 16 February

    Rebels and Yankees clash at the Battle of Antietam

    Rebels and Yankees clash at the Battle of Antietam

    On today in 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac fight to a standstill along a Maryland creek on the bloodiest day in American history. Although the battle was a tactical draw, …

  • 16 February

    Flu epidemic hits Philadelphia

    Flu epidemic hits Philadelphia

    On today in 1918, a Liberty Loan parade in Philadelphia prompts an enormous outbreak of the flu epidemic in the town. By enough time the epidemic ended, around 30 million women and men have been dead worldwide. Influenza is an extremely contagious virus that attacks the respiratory technique and will …