September 19th

2010
Oil rig Deepwater Horizon is declared sealed after a 3-month long spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Thought to be the biggest accidents in the oil and gas industry, the Deepwater Horizon spill or the BP oil spill began on April 20, 1010, when an explosion destroyed the rig and killed 11 people.
Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2008
Struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration asked Congress for $700 billion to buy up troubled mortgage-related assets from U.S. financial institutions.
Economic policy of the George W. Bush administration
2006
A Military coup overthrows the elected government in Thailand. Forces loyal to General Sonthi Boonyaratglin overthrew the elected government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and dissolved the parliament and the constitution.
2006 Thai coup d'état
2004
Hu Jintao became the undisputed leader of China with the departure of former President Jiang Zemin from his top military post.
Hu Jintao
2002
President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to use military force if necessary to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not abandon weapons of mass destruction.
George W. Bush and the Iraq War
2001
The Pentagon ordered combat aircraft to the Persian Gulf in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
September 11 attacks
1995
The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber's manifesto.
Ted Kaczynski
1994
U.S. troops entered Haiti to enforce the return of exiled president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
1986
US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients.
Timeline of HIV/AIDS
1985
The Mexico City area was struck by the first of two devastating earthquakes that claimed thousands of lives. The second earthquake hit 36 hours later.
1985 Mexico City earthquake
1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis gain their Independence from the British Crown. The first Europeans set foot on the Island country in the West Indies in the late 15th century during an expedition led by Columbus. In 1713, the control over the islands was passed from the French to the British.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1973
Carl XVI Gustaf succeeds his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf as the King of Sweden. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch is the ceremonial head of state. In 1980, Swedish law was changed to allow the firstborn of a monarch to become the crown's heir apparent, irrespective of their gender.
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
1970
'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' debuted on CBS.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1962
Gov. Ross Barnett blocked James Meredith from enrolling in the University of Mississippi.
Ole Miss riot of 1962
1957
The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test, in the Nevada desert.
Nevada Test Site
1955
President Juan Peron of Argentina was deposed and exiled after a military coup.
Juan Perón
1944
The Moscow Armistice ends the Continuation War. The peace treaty was signed between the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and Finland. It put an end to the conflict between the USSR and Finland between 1941 and 1944.
Moscow Armistice
1934
Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh baby.
Lindbergh kidnapping
1893
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote.
Women's suffrage in New Zealand
1881
President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office seeker the previous July 2.
James A. Garfield
1870
Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871).
Siege of Paris, 1870-1871
1777
American soldiers won the first Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War.
Battles of Saratoga
1356
English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War.
Battle of Poitiers (1356)