On the 16th September 1978, filming began on Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
The British MP William Huskisson died as a result of a fatal accident on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
On the 14th September 1814, the poem that was to provide the lyrics for the United States’ national anthem was written by 35 year-old Francis Scott Key.
Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance sculpture.
On September 12th 1919, Adolf Hitler officially joined the German Workers’ Party (DAP).
Alexander Hamilton was made the first United States Secretary of the Treasury by President George Washington.
On the 10th September 1989, the Hungarian government announced the opening of the border with Austria to allow thousands of East Germans to leave the Communist Bloc.
Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the USA’s most popular television show, for the first time.
On the 8th September 1888, the very first Football League games were played in England.
The Nazi German Luftwaffe launched the first of 57 consecutive days and nights of bombing raids on London in what became known as the Blitz.
Shortly after midnight on the morning of the 6th September 1972, nine Israeli Olympic athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists from the Black September group in the Munich massacre.
The Reign of Terror began in France when Bertrand Barère, a member of the Committee of Public Safety, made a speech in favour of it that ended with the exclamation, “Let’s make terror the order…
On the 4th September 1957 a group of nine black schoolchildren were prevented from entering the previously segregated Little Rock Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard acting on the orders of Governor Orval…
The Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America.