Forthcoming anniversaries, September 2010

You might like to write about the following historic anniversaries. Dates are given 6 months in advance to allow you time for research and writing.

The list presented here is just a fraction of that available in The Date-A-Base Book 2010. For example, there are 60 anniversaries listed below, but 156 anniversaries for the same month in the book, which also covers the whole of 2010. The Date-A-Base Book 2011 is also available. More details below.

We have painstakingly cross-checked every entry, but you are advised to check all facts again as part of your research. Please let us know of any errors you find.

250 years ago (8 Sep 1760)
Seven Years’ War: The French surrendered Canada to the British

200 years ago (16 Sep 1810)
The Mexican War of Independence began

200 years ago (18 Sep 1810)
Chile declared its independence from Spain

200 years ago (29 Sep 1810)
Birth of Elizabeth Gaskell (also known as ‘Mrs Gaskell’), British novelist, short story writer, and biographer of Charlotte Brontë

150 years ago (6 Sep 1860)
Birth of Jane Addams, American social reformer and pacifist, joint winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, first American woman to receive this award

150 years ago (7 Sep 1860)
Birth of Grandma Moses, American folk artist

150 years ago (13 Sep 1860)
Birth of John J. Pershing, US Army general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I

150 years ago (18 Sep 1860)
Death of Joseph Locke, British civil engineer and railway builder

150 years ago (21 Sep 1860)
Death of Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher of pessimism

100 years ago (1 Sep 1910)
Birth of Dame Peggy van Praagh, British-born ballet dancer, director, teacher and choreographer, founder of the Australian Ballet

100 years ago (2 Sep 1910)
Death of Henri Rousseau, French artist

100 years ago (3 Sep 1910)
Birth of Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer and television personality

100 years ago (5 Sep 1910)
Polish-born physicist Marie Curie demonstrated the transformation of radium from an ore to a metal at the Academy of Sciences, France

100 years ago (14 Sep 1910)
Birth of Jack Hawkins, British film actor

100 years ago (16 Sep 1910)
Birth of Karl Kling, German racing driver

100 years ago (19 Sep 1910)
Birth of Margaret Lindsay, American film actress

100 years ago (19 Sep 1910)
Birth of Frances Farmer, American actress, best known for the sensational (often fictional) accounts of her life and incarceration in a mental hospital

100 years ago (29 Sep 1910)
Birth of Virginia Bruce, American actress and singer

100 years ago (29 Sep 1910)
Death of Winslow Homer, American landscape artist

80 years ago (2 Sep 1930)
French aviators Dieudonné Coste and Maurice Bellonte made the first non-stop transatlantic flight, from Paris to New York

80 years ago (17 Sep 1930)
Construction of the Hoover Dam began, near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

75 years ago (3 Sep 1935)
British driver Malcolm Campbell set a new world land speed record of 301.13 mph in ‘Bluebird’ at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

75 years ago (15 Sep 1935)
The Nuremberg Laws were enacted. German Jews were stripped of their citizenship and civil rights, and the swastika became the official symbol of Nazi Germany

75 years ago (17 Sep 1935)
Birth of Ken Kesey, American writer (‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’)

75 years ago (19 Sep 1935)
Death of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, pioneering Russian aeronautics researcher and rocket scientist, considered the father of human spaceflight, and also developed the wind tunnel

75 years ago (30 Sep 1935)
The Hoover Dam was dedicated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

70 years ago (7 Sep 1940)
World War II: The Blitz began. Germany launched a sustained bombing campaign on London

70 years ago (12 Sep 1940)
The Lascaux Caves in France were discovered by four teenagers. The caves contained well preserved Palaeolithic wall paintings

70 years ago (15 Sep 1940)
World War II: Battle of Britain – the turning point. The German Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses, forcing Hitler to abandon plans to invade Britain

70 years ago (27 Sep 1940)
World War II: The Tripartite Pact was signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy. This military alliance marked the founding of the Axis Powers

50 years ago (8 Sep 1960)
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially opened NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama

50 years ago (9 Sep 1960)
Death of Jussi Björling, Swedish operatic tenor

50 years ago (14 Sep 1960)
OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) was founded by Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

50 years ago (17 Sep 1960)
Cuba nationalised all US banks

50 years ago (19 Sep 1960)
Traffic wardens began operating in London

50 years ago (24 Sep 1960)
The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the ‘USS Enterprise’, was launched at Newport News, Virginia, USA

50 years ago (25 Sep 1960)
Death of Emily Post, American writer and authority on social etiquette

50 years ago (27 Sep 1960)
Death of Sylvia Pankhurst, British suffragette leader

50 years ago (30 Sep 1960)
Popular cartoon ‘The Flintstones’ was first shown on ABC TV in the USA

40 years ago (18 Sep 1970)
Death of Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter

40 years ago (28 Sep 1970)
Death of Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1956-70). Succeeded by Anwar el-Sadat

30 years ago (5 Sep 1980)
The St Gotthard tunnel was opened. The world’s longest road tunnel, it runs for 10 miles (16km) from Goschenen, Switzerland to Airolo, Italy

30 years ago (22 Sep 1980)
The Iran-Iraq war began, as the Gulf conflict erupted into full-scale war

30 years ago (22 Sep 1980)
The Solidarity movement was created in Poland, with Lech Walesa as its leader. It was the first independent trade union in the Soviet bloc

25 years ago (1 Sep 1985)
The wreck of the ‘RMS Titanic’ was found in the Atlantic, 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, 73 years after it sank

25 years ago (1 Sep 1985)
Cambodian dictator Pol Pot resigned as leader of the Khmer Rouge

25 years ago (10 Sep 1985)
Death of Jock Stein, Scottish football player and manager, manager of Celtic and the Scottish national team

25 years ago (15 Sep 1985)
Death of Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter

25 years ago (17 Sep 1985)
Death of Laura Ashley, Welsh designer and fabric retailer

25 years ago (19 Sep 1985)
Mexico City earthquake. More than 10,000 people were killed, 30,000 injured, and large parts of the city destroyed

25 years ago (22 Sep 1985)
The Plaza Accord was signed at the Plaza Hotel, New York, USA, by France, West Germany, Japan, the USA and the UK. Each country agreed to intervene in currency markets, leading to a depreciated US dollar to improve international trade

25 years ago (22 Sep 1985)
Death of Axel Springer, German publisher, founder of Axel Springer Verlag AG, one of the largest publishing companies in Europe

25 years ago (28 Sep 1985)
Brixton riots. Riots broke out on the streets of south London after a woman was shot and seriously injured during a house search by police

25 years ago (30 Sep 1985)
Death of Charles Richter, American physicist and seismologist who developed the Richter scale to determine the magnitude of earthquakes

25 years ago (30 Sep 1985)
Death of Simone Signoret, award-winning German-born French film actress (‘Room at the Top’)

10 years ago (8 Sep 2000)
UK fuel protests. Road hauliers blockaded oil refineries across the country to protest against the rising cost of fuel for vehicles. Within days, disruption was widespread and petrol stations ran out of fuel. (Protest ended 14th, fuel supplies began to be restored 16th)

10 years ago (17 Sep 2000)
Death of Paula Yates, British music journalist and TV presenter

10 years ago (23 Sep 2000)
British rower Steve Redgrave won the gold medal at his fifth consecutive Olympic Games, in Sydney Australia

10 years ago (28 Sep 2000)
Death of Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (1968-79, 1980-84)

10 years ago (29 Sep 2000)
The notorious Maze Prison in Lisburn, Northern Ireland was closed. It was used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Northern Ireland troubles, and was the scene of a hunger strike and mass breakout

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The Date-A-Base Book 2010You’ll find lots more historic anniversaries in The Date-A-Base Book 2010, which covers the whole of 2010 and lists over 1,600 forthcoming anniversaries – more than twice as many entries per month than our standard list featured above. Over the course of the year you’ll get to hear about hundreds of anniversaries that other writers just won’t know about, giving you a huge advantage!

The Date-A-Base Book 2010 is a terrific source of ideas for all writers, journalists, film-makers, editors, researchers, producers, teachers, students, speakers and event planners.
Click here for more details and a complete sample listing for January 2010!

The Date-A-Base Book 2011And the 2011 edition is now available too. Now even bigger with more than 1,900 anniversaries covering the whole of 2011. Get even further ahead!
Click here for more details and a complete sample listing for January 2011!

Dave Haslett, www.ideas4writers.co.uk

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