Clio In Time
September 1, 1939 Germany's invasion of Poland triggers the start of World War II.
Movie: A New Germany, 1933-1939: The World At War (1974) - Documentary
Book: Richard C. Lukas, The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German OccupationSeptember 2, 1901 In a speech, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt warns the American people to "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in matters of diplomacy and war.
Movie: The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt (1983) George C. Scott
Book: Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore RooseveltSeptember 3, 1916 The French turn German troops back in a bloody struggle at Verdun during World War I.
Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Lew Ayres
Book: Alistair Horne, The Price of Glory: Verdun, 1916September 4, 1886 Indian leader Geronimo surrenders to the U.S. Government.
Movie: Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) Jason Patric
Book: Angie Debo, Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His PlaceSeptember 5, 1972 Arab terrorists seize Israeli athletes as hostages in the Munich Olympic Games.
Movie: Prefontaine (1997) Jared Leto
Book: Simon Reeve, One Day In SeptemberSeptember 6, 1533 The future Queen, Elizabeth I, is born to Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.
Movie: Anne of a Thousand Days (1969) Richard Burton
Book: Carolly Erikson, Mistress AnneSeptember 7, 1901 The Peace of Peking ends with the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Movie: The Boxer Rebellion (1963) Charlton Heston
Book: Paul A. Cohen, History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Events, Experience and MythSeptember 8, 1974 President Ford grants former President Richard M. Nixon an unconditional Pardon for any unlawful acts during his presidency.
Movie: All The President's Men (1996) Dustin Hoffman
Book: Joan Hoff, Nixon ReconsideredSeptember 9, 1956 Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show singing "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."
Movie: Elvis (1979) Kurt Russell
Book: Erika Doss, Elvis Culture, Fans, Faith, and ImageSeptember 10, 1608 Captain John Smith elected Governor of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia.
Movie: Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown (1991) - Documentary
Book: A.J. Leo Lemay, Did Pocahontas Save Captain John Smith?September 11, 1950 The Dick Tracy television show is criticized for excessive violence.
Movie: Dick Tracy (1990) Warren Beatty
Book: Garyn Roberts et al., Dick Tracy and American CultureSeptember 12, 1908 Future Prime Minster, Winston Churchill, marries Clementine Hozier in St. Margaret's Westminster.
Movie: Young Winston (1972) Simon Ward. Book: Mary Soames ed., Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the ChurchillsSeptember 13, 1942 German troops attack the Russian city of Stalingrad.
Movie: Enemy At the Gates (2001) Jude Law
Book: Edwin P Hoyt, 199 Days: The Battle for StalingradSeptember 14, 1812 Napoleon occupies Moscow
Movie: War and Peace (1956) Audrey Hepburn
Book: Paul Britten, Napoleon in MoscowSeptember 15, 1514 Thomas Wolsey becomes Archbishop of York and Chief Minister of England.
Movie: Anne of a Thousand Days (1969) Richard Burton
Book: S.J. Gunn et al., Cardinal Wolsey: Church, State, and ArtSeptember 16, 1776 General George Washington repulses British troops at the Battle of Harlem Heights.
Movie: George Washington: The Forging of a Nation (1986) Barry Bostwick
Book: James Thomas Flexner, George Washington: The Indispensable ManSeptember 17, 1862 The bloodiest single day of Civil War combat begins at Antietam.
Movie: Lincoln and Lee at Antietam (2009) - Documentary
Book: Warren W. Hassler, General George B. McClellan: Shield of the UnionSeptember 18, 1931 The Japanese invade Manchuria, violating the Kellog-Briand Pact of 1928.
Movie: The Last Emperor (1987) John Lone
Book: By Yamamuro Shin'ichi. Translated by Joshua A. Fogel, Manchuria Under Japanese DominionSeptember 19, 1881 President James Garfield dies of wounds inflicted by an assassin two months earlier.
Movie: No More Excuses (1968) Robert Downey Sr.
Book: Allan Peskin, Garfield: A BiographySeptember 20, 1984 The United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon is bombed.
Movie: Deadline (1987) Christopher Walken
Book: Eric Hammel, The Root: The Marines in Beirut, August 1982-February 1984September 21, 1921 Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, opens a national conference on unemployment.
Movie: The Day the Bubble Burst (1982) Joseph Hardy
Book: Frank T. Nye Jr, Doors of Opportunity: The Life and Legacy of Herbert HooverSeptember 22, 1862 President Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation calling for all slaves within areas under rebellion to be freed on January 1, 1863.
Movie: The Perfect Tribute (1991) Jason Robards
Book: Frank Donovan, Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation: The Story of the Emancipation ProclamationSeptember 23, 1952 Vice Presidential candidate, Richard M. Nixon, makes a televised appearance to answer charges of financial impropriety, vowing to keep his dog Checkers, a campaign gift.
Movie: Born Again (1978) Irving Rapper
Book: John Hoff, Nixon ReconsideredSeptember 24, 1794 President George Washington orders the militia to put down the Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion.
Movie: Independence (1976) John Huston
Book: John R. Alden, George Washington and The Whiskey RebellionSeptember 25, 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower orders United States Army troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to escort nine black students into public school.
Movie: History of the Civil Rights Movement (1994) - Documentary
Book: James C. Duram, A Moderate Among Extremists: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the School Desegregation CrisisSeptember 26, 1960 Fidel Castro makes the longest United Nations' speech in history, a record-4 hours and 29 minutes.
Movie: Fidel Castro (1996) - Documentary
Book: Robert E. Quirk, Fidel CastroSeptember 27, 1912 W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" becomes the first blues song to be published in the United States.
Movie: Jazz (2000) - Documentary
Book: James Dickerson, Goin' Back to Memphis: A Century of Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, and Glorious SoulSeptember 28, 1920 Eight players on the Chicago White Sox baseball team are indicted on charges of throwing the 1919 World Series.
Movie: World Series Fix! The Black Sox Scandal (2000) - TV Documentary.
Book: Eliot Asinof, Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World SeriesSeptember 29, 1858 Horatio Nelson, future hero of the naval battles of Copenhagen, Abukir Bay, and Trafalgar is born in the village of Burnam Thorpe, Norfolk, UK.
Movie: That Hamilton Woman (1941) Vivien Leigh
Book: Edgar Vincent, Nelson: Love and FameSeptember 30, 1399 Richard II abdicates the throne of England, making way for the first Lancastrian king, Henry IV.
Movie: Richard II (1983) David Birney
Book: James L. Gillespie, ed. The Age of Richard II (1997)