September 19: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 19, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 262nd day is September 19. The first federal budget was authorised by the Continental Congress, and the Fight of Chickamauga was the Civil War’s second-worst battle. The manifesto of the Unabomber was released.

The date September 19 falls under the Virgo zodiac sign. James Lipton, Sanaa Lathan, and Jimmy Fallon all have famous birthdays. It’s National Meow Like a Pirate Day today.


(September 19, 1977)
Voyager I was the first spacecraft to photograph the Earth and the Moon together from a great distance. photo source:


(September 19, 1982)
Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist, writes the first recorded smiley faces :-), and the frowny faces :-( on the university's bulletin board system. photo source:

(September 19, 1983)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day.

(September 19, 1991)
The body of the man known as Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Alps, near the boundary between Italy and Austria, and has been frozen in ice for 5,300 years. photo source:

(September 19, 2015)
Jackie Collins, whose beautiful public persona mirrored the extravagant lifestyles of the protagonists in her daring romantic thrillers, passed away at the age of 77.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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