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335Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.

1796George Washington's farewell address as president

1833Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina

1947Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

1952The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1955Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

1959Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland

1968Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

1970"Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres

1974The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic

1989"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

1990"Goodfellas", starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

1992Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

199345th Emmy Awards: seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

2008Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 19, 335
Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. 
Sep 19, 1356
English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War 
Sep 19, 1523
Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant 
Sep 19, 1559
5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die 
Sep 19, 1580
Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General) 
Sep 19, 1602
Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius 
Sep 19, 1642
Perpignan surrenders to French troops 
Sep 19, 1656
Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg 
Sep 19, 1657
Brandenburg & Poland sign Treaty of Wehlau 
Sep 19, 1668
Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France 
Sep 19, 1676
Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire 
Sep 19, 1755
Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement 
Sep 19, 1777
Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga 
Sep 19, 1778
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States. 
Sep 19, 1795
Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned 
Sep 19, 1796
George Washington's farewell address as president 
Sep 19, 1799
English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver 
Sep 19, 1833
Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina 
Sep 19, 1838
Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake 
Sep 19, 1848
Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England) 
Sep 19, 1849
1st commercial laundry established, in Oaklan, California 
Sep 19, 1854
Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car 
Sep 19, 1862
-20] Battle at Blackford's Ford Virginia 
Sep 19, 1862
Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties) 
Sep 19, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga GA (near Chattanooga) begins; Union retreat 
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