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WITH THIS Day, Sept. 19: Puebla earthquake kills hundreds in Mexico


Thousands of people remain on the streets following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. File Photo by Sáshenka Gutiérrez/EPA-EFE

A large number of people stick to the streets carrying out a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. File Photo by Sshenka Gutirrez/EPA-EFE

Sept. 19 (UPI) — With this date ever sold:

In 1777, American soldiers won the initial Battle of Saratoga in the brand new War.

In 1881, U.S. President James Garfield, 49, who was simply shot in July by way of a disgruntled office-seeker, died of his wounds. Vice President Chester Arthur was sworn in because the successor to Garfield, who was simply president for 6 1/2 months. His assassin was executed in 1882.

In 1893, with the signing of the Electoral Bill by Gov. David Boyle, New Zealand became the initial country to grant national voting rights to women.

In 1955, following a decade of rule, Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron was deposed in a military coup.

In 1957, america conducted its first fully contained underground nuclear weapon test in Nevada. Scientists at that time theorized the heat and pressure from the blast could’ve turned rocks into rubies, sapphires as well as diamonds beneath the rubble.

In 1985, an earthquake collapsed a huge selection of buildings, killed at the very least 7,000 people and injured a large number of others in Mexico City.

In 1988, U.S. swimmer Greg Louganis took the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after hitting his head on the board during preliminary competition.

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In 1995, The Washington Post published a manifesto by Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, who completed 16 bombings over the USA from 1978-95, killing three people. Kaczynski was arrested in 1996 and was sentenced to eight life sentences in prison.

In 2006, Thailand Premier Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown in a bloodless military coup.

In 2010, 42-year-old Frenchman Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee, swam over the English Channel in 13 1/2 hours. Croizon covered the 21 miles with flippers mounted on the stumps of his legs and special steering attachments in the arm areas.

In 2017, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico, killing a lot more than 350 people, including a large number of children in the rubble of a school.

In 2021, Cumbre Vieja in Spain’s Canary Islands erupted, leaving the longest-known eruption period for the volcano at 85 days. The disaster killed one individual and destroyed a lot more than 3,000 structures.

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