Historical Events on September

  • World War I

    1914

    World War I: Start of the Battle of Grand Couronné, a German assault against French positions on high ground near the city of Nancy.

  • Vietnam War

    1967

    Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.

  • World War I

    1914

    World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.

  • Vietnam War

    1970

    Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.

  • Israel

    2007

    Israel executes the air strike Operation Orchard to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.

  • Vietnam War

    1965

    Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.

  • Taliban

    2013

    Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.

  • Israel

    1983

    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.

  • World War I

    1914

    World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.

  • People's Republic of China

    1949

    The People's Republic of China is established in Beijing.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    1980

    Iraq invades Iran.

  • World War I

    1915

    World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

  • World War I

    1917

    World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.

  • United Kingdom

    1984

    The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.

  • World War I

    1918

    World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.

  • World War I

    1918

    World War I: Bulgaria signs the Armistice of Salonica. The Hindenburg Line is broken by an Allied attack. Germany's Supreme Army Command tells the Kaiser and the Chancellor to open negotiations for an armistice.

  • United Kingdom

    1938

    Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

  • Pakistan

    1947

    Pakistan joins the United Nations