2nd September 1666
Great Fire of London, major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London. 350 years.
3rd September 1991
Frank Russell Capra, Italian-American film director, producer and writer of some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s, died. 25 years.
7th September 1866
Tristan Bernard, French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer, is born. 150 years.
7th September 1556
Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan, died. 450 years.
8th September 1966
Star Trek started “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” 50 years.
9th September 1976
Mao Zedong, Chinese communist leader, dies. 40 years.
13th September 1916
Roald Dahl, British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter, is born. 100 years.
14th September 1901
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States, died. 115 years.
16th September 1936
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientis, dies. 80 years.
19th September 1991
Discover of Ötzi the Iceman, well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE. 25 years.
20th September 1946
The first Cannes Film Festival was held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II. 70 years.
21st September 1866
H. G. Wells, the "Father of Science Fiction", is born. 150 years.
22nd September 1791
Michael Faraday, English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, is born. 225 years.
22nd September 1996
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer, died. 20 years.
24th September 1896
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, American novelist whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, was born. 120 years.
26th September 1791
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa, is born. 225 years.
28th September 1966
André Breton, French writer, poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, dies. 50 years.
28th September 1991
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer and band leader, died. 25 years.
30th September 1791
The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its début, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. 225 years.
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