Once Upon A Time – Sept. 19 – 1893 – New Zealand Becomes The First Country To Grant All Women The Right To Vote

1356 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King John II during the Hundred Years’ War

1870 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)

1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

1985 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless

1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1970 “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premieres on CBS

TODAY IN MUSIC

1960 Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

TODAY IN SPORT

2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

MORE FACTS…

1888 One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium

1991 Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1945 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church

1959 Academy award-winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California

1964 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

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