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On This Day: September 19th

This is 262nd day of the year and 103 days remain in the year.

in history
1881
President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office seeker the previous July 2.
1934
Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder.
1955

President Juan Peron of Argentina was deposed and exiled after a military coup.

1957
The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.
1962
Gov. Ross Barnett blocked James Meredith from enrolling in the University of Mississippi.
1985
The Mexico City area was struck by the first of two devastating earthquakes that claimed thousands of lives. The second earthquake hit 36 hours later.
1994
U.S. troops entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
2001
The Pentagon ordered combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
September 19 BirthdaysSir William Golding1911–93, English novelist.
George Cadburymanufacturer, social reformer
William Hesketh Leversoap-maker, philanthropist
Benjamin ReifelSioux activist and U.S. representative
Jim Abbottbaseball pitcher



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