14th September 1901
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States, died. 115 years.
16th September 1936
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientis, dies. 80 years.
19th September 1991
Discover of Ötzi the Iceman, well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE. 25 years.
20th September 1946
The first Cannes Film Festival was held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II. 70 years.
21st September 1866
H. G. Wells, the "Father of Science Fiction", is born. 150 years.
22nd September 1791
Michael Faraday, English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, is born. 225 years.
22nd September 1996
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer, died. 20 years.
24th September 1896
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, American novelist whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, was born. 120 years.
26th September 1791
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa, is born. 225 years.
28th September 1966
André Breton, French writer, poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, dies. 50 years.
28th September 1991
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer and band leader, died. 25 years.
30th September 1791
The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its début, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. 225 years.
3rd October 1896
William Morris, English textile designer and artist, dies. 120 years.
3rd October 1916
James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS, known by the pen name James Herriot, British veterinary surgeon and writer, was born. 100 years.
5th October 1917
Jarrow March: 200 men marched from Jarrow to Westminster to draw attention to unemployment. 80 years.
8th October 1941
Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, is born. 75 years.
10th October 1901
Alberto Giacometti, Italian Swiss sculptor, painter and printmaker, was born. 115 years.
13th October 1921
Yves Montand, Italian-born French actor and singer, was born. 95 years.
14th October 1066
Battle of Hastings: Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated the English army and killed king Harold II of England. 950 years.
14th October 1926
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published. 90 years.

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