Chilean Coup d’état
September 11 1973 marks the 45th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup d’état, in which Salvador Allende was overthrown and a military junta government imposed, led by Augusto Pinochet.
Margaret Chase Smith Elected
13 September marks the 70th Anniversary of the election of Margaret Chase Smith to the US Senate. She was the first woman to serve in both Houses of Congress, and to be nominated for the presidency at a major party convention.
The Sudentenland Crisis
On 15 September 1938, Neville Chamberlain arrived at Berchtesgaden to discuss the Sudetenland Crisis with Adolf Hitler. Take a look at their meeting and the Crisis here.
Khrushchev Visits America
On 15 September 1959, Nikita Khrushchev landed in Washington, becoming the first Soviet Premier to visit America. His visit was one of the biggest media events of the Cold War.
First Use of the Tank in Warfare
The 15 September 1916 also marks the first use of the Tank in warfare. British Mark Ones broke German lines during the Battle of the Somme. Take a look back at early tank designs and history here.
The Battle of Arnhem
On 17 September 1944 the British Army launched Operation Market Garden, dropping paratroopers in an failed attempt to capture bridges in the Netherlands to aid the advance on Berlin. Take a look at the offensive here.
On the 19 September 1879 the Blackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time. Take a look back at previous displays throughout history with this archive collection.
The Battle of the Sexes
The 20 September marks the 45th Anniversary of the Tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973, titled “the Battle of the Sexes”. Riggs claimed that female players were inferior, though was beaten in straight sets by King.
Cecil Chubb Purchases Stonehenge
On 21 September 1915, Cecil Chubb purchased Stonehenge for £6,600. He later gifted the historic site and its neolithic stones to the nation in 1918. Take a look at historic footage of the site in our archive.
H.G. Wells’s Birthday
H.G. Wells would also have celebrated his birthday on 21 September. Take a look back at his life and literary works with this collection of archive films.
The Little Rock Crisis
On 24 September 1957 President Eisenhower issued a proclamation that the people of Little Rock, Arkansas, were to desist from interfering in Federal court orders which desegregated schools.