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SPMvEx1519Sep20Ferdinand Magellan starts first successful circumnavigation of world
EUScRn1530Sep20Martin Luther advises protestant monarch compromise
NACfSk1565Sep20Spaniards capture Fort Caroline in Florida and massacre the French
NACfSk   Pedro Menendez de Aviles surprises and destroys the French garrison at Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River
??????1604Sep20Spanish army under Ambrogio Spinola recaptures Oostende
EU????1620Sep20Battle of Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III Vasa of Poland
GBCfEc1643Sep20First Battle of Newbury: King Charles I vs Robert Devereux ’s armies
NAScLc1664Sep20Maryland passes first anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women and black men
GBScCm1674Sep20Second West Indie Company forms
??????1688Sep20French troops occupies Palts
NECfNy1697Sep20The Nine Years War -- as well as King William’s War in America -- ends with the Treaty of Ryswick
GBCfJr1746Sep20Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie) flees to France from Scotland
NACfAr1777Sep20Redcoats kill sleeping Americans in Paoli Massacre
NE????1787Sep20Prince William V returns to the Hague
FRCfFv1792Sep20French defeat Prussians at Valmy
NA????1793Sep20British troops under major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
NAScGw1797Sep20In Boston, frigate USS Constitution (aka Old Ironsides) launching ceremony fails to launch ship
NAMvEx1806Sep20The returning Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri
GBScCl1808Sep20Covent Garden Royal Opera House destroyed by fire
NAMePr1814Sep20The Star Spangled Banner published as a poem
SAMvEx1833Sep20Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires
ATMvEx1836Sep20HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
NEScGw1839Sep20First railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
EUScBd1842Sep20Sir James Dewar -- inventor of the Dewar Flask (which becomes the thermos bottle) -- is born
NAScGv1850Sep20Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue
EUCfCn1854Sep20Battle of Alma: British and French defeat Russians at River Alma, in Crimea
NASeIv1859Sep20George B. Simpson patents electric range




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