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9th September 1513 (502 Years)
James IV, King of Scotland dies in battle.
9th September 1513 (502 Years)
Battle of Flodden Field during the War of the League of Cambrai in Northumberland, the English defeated the Scottish.
9th September 1543 (472 Years)
Mary Stuart, at nine months old, was crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
9th September 1976 (39 Years)
Mao Zedong, Chinese communist leader, dies.
11th September 1947 (68 Years)
Alice Keppel, British society hostess and mistress of Edward VII, died.
12th September 1764 (251 Years)
Jean-Philippe Rameau, the French composer and music theorist of the Baroque era, dies.
12th September 1913 (102 Years)
Jesse Owens, athlete, is born.
12th September 1938 (77 Years)
Prince Arthur of Connaught, grandson of Queen Victoria, dies.
13th September 1903 (112 Years)
Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress, and a leading lady for two decades, was born.
13th September 1916 (99 Years)
Roald Dahl, British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot, and screenwriter, is born.
13th September 1928 (87 Years)
Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor, was born.
13th September 1940 (75 Years)
World War II: German bombs damage Buckingham Palace.
14th September 1867 (148 Years)
Das Kapital by Karl Marx, the foundational theoretical text in communist philosophy, economics and politics, was published.
14th September 1901 (114 Years)
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States, died.
14th September 1927 (88 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, died.
14th September 1927 (88 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, died.
14th September 1939 (76 Years)
The VS-300, the world's first practical helicopter, takes flight at Stratford, Connecticut. Designed by Igor Sikorsky and built by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation.
15th September 1613 (402 Years)
Sir Thomas Overbury, English writer, dies.
15th September 1835 (180 Years)
HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands.
15th September 1864 (151 Years)
John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer and explorer of Africa and the first European to reach Lake Victoria, dies.
15th September 1890 (125 Years)
Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright, is born.
15th September 1914 (101 Years)
The first trenches where dug during World War I.
15th September 1940 (75 Years)
World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
16th September 1814 (201 Years)
Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner", the National Anthem of the United States.
16th September 1838 (177 Years)
James J Hill, Canadien RR entrepreneur and railroad executive of the Great Northern Railroad, is born.
16th September 1924 (91 Years)
Lauren Bacall, American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks, is born.
16th September 1936 (79 Years)
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientis, dies.
17th September 1787 (228 Years)
The Constitution of the United States of America was signed.
18th September 1793 (222 Years)
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.
18th September 1793 (222 Years)
The first cornerstone of the Capitol building in the United States was laid by president George Washington.

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