Forthcoming historic anniversaries, Sept 2007

You may wish to write about the following historical events. Dates are given 6 months in advance to allow you time for research and writing. Dates and facts are taken from a reliable source, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Please cross-check all information as part of your research and let us know of any errors.

In May 2007 we will be publishing The Date-A-Base Book: forthcoming historic anniversaries 2008-2012. Watch this space for further details!

250 years ago (6 Sep 1757)
Birth of the Marquis de Lafayette, French aristocrate and soldier
(A national hero in both the French and American Revolutions)
 
150 years ago (5 Sep 1857)
Death of Auguste Comte, French philosopher
(Founder of sociology)

150 years ago (15 Sep 1857)
Birth of William Howard Taft, 27th American President

100 years ago (6 Sep 1907)
Death of Sully Prudhomme (René-François-Armand Prudhomme)
French poet and essayist (Winner of the first Nobel Prize for Literature, 1901)

100 years ago (12 Sep 1907)
Birth of Louis MacNeice, Irish-born British poet

100 years ago (26 Sep 1907)
New Zealand became a Dominion

80 years ago (14 Sep 1927)
Death of Isadora Duncan, American dancer
(A pioneer of modern dance)

80 years ago (18 Sep 1927)
The American TV and radio broadcasting company CBS was founded

65 years ago (11 Sep 1942)
World War II: The British RAF carried out a massive night raid on Dusseldorf, Germany, dropping 100,000 bombs

50 years ago (13 Sep 1957)
Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” became Britain’s longest running play with its 1,998th performance (now well over 20,000)

50 years ago (20 Sep 1957)
Death of Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer

50 years ago (21 Sep 1957)
Death of Haakon VII, King of Norway

40 years ago (1 Sep 1967)
Death of Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and novelist

40 years ago (3 Sep 1967)
Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right

40 years ago (18 Sep 1967)
Death of Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, British nuclear physicist
(Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1951)

40 years ago (30 Sep 1967)
BBC Radio 1 was launched

30 years ago (12 Sep 1977)
Death of Steve Biko, South African civil rights leader

30 years ago (16 Sep 1977)
Death of Maria Callas, American opera singer

25 years ago (14 Sep 1982)
Death of Princess Grace of Monaco
(prior to her 1956 wedding she was known as Grace Kelly, American film actress)

10 years ago (3 Sep 1997)
Death of Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist
(Author of “Man’s Search for Meaning”)

10 years ago (4 Sep 1997)
Death of Aldo Rossi, Italian architect
(Noted for his use of geometric shapes and light and shadow)

10 years ago (4 Sep 1997)
Death of Hans Jürgen Eysenck, German-born British psychologist
(Noted for his controversial views)

10 years ago (5 Sep 1997)
Death of Sir Georg Solti, Hungarian-born British conductor

10 years ago (5 Sep 1997)
Death of Mother Teresa, Albanian-born Indian missionary and charity worker
(Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 1979)

10 years ago (7 Sep 1997)
Death of Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire

10 years ago (8 Sep 1997)
600 people were killed when the ferry “Fierte Gonaivience” capsized off Port-au-Prince, Haiti

10 years ago (9 Sep 1997)
Death of Burgess Meredith, American actor and director

10 years ago (11 Sep 1997)
The American space probe Mars Global Surveyor went into orbit around Mars

10 years ago (17 Sep 1997)
Death of Red Skelton (Richard Bernard Skelton), American comedian

10 years ago (18 Sep 1997)
Death of Jimmy Witherspoon, American blues singer

10 years ago (22 Sep 1997)
Death of (George) Bryan Ingham, British artist and sculptor

10 years ago (26 Sep 1997)
An Indonesian Airbus crashed into mountains near Medan, southern Sumatra, killing all 234 people onboard

10 years ago (29 Sep 1997)
Death of Roy Lichtenstein, American artist
(Founder of Pop art)

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