20 September 2012

Timeline September 20 to 22

September 20
1519  Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia.
1842  Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist, was born
1870  Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.
1873  Panic swept the New York Stock Exchange in the wake of railroad bond defaults and bank failures.
1951  Guy LaFleur, Hockey Hall of Famer, was born.

September 21
1756  John Loudon McAdam, Scottish inventor of macadamized road construction, was born.
1866  H G Wells, English novelist, historian and science fiction writer, was born.
1874  Gustav Holst, English composer and teacher, was born.
1937  The Hobbitt by J R R Tolkien was published.
1957  Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr premiered on CBS.

September 22
1776  Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
1791  Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist, was born.
1792  The French Republic was proclaimed.
1862  President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
1888  The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published.
1989  Songwriter Irving Berlin died at age 101.

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