This Day in History - September

Can you guess these things that happened in the month of September?
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Date
Year
Clue
Answer
Sep 1
1939
Germany invades this country, considered the beginning of WWII
Poland
Sep 2
1945
Ho Chi Minh declares the independence of this country
Vietnam
Sep 3
301
This tiny country is founded on Monte Titano, making it the oldest
republic on Earth (at least according to legend)
San Marino
Sep 4
2006
This television star is killed by a stingray
Steve Irwin
Sep 5
1666
This city's "Great Fire" comes to end. The official death toll is only 6.
London
Sep 6
1901
This President is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz
William McKinley
Sep 7
1986
Desmond Tutu becomes Anglican archbishop in this country
South Africa
Sep 8
1974
This politician is pardoned by Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Sep 9
1543
This woman is crowned "Queen of Scots"
Mary Stuart
Sep 10
1960
Abebe Bikila sets a new world record at this event - without shoes
Marathon
Sep 11
2001
Terrorists destroy the World Trade Center in this city
New York City
Sep 12
1953
Jacqueline Bouvier marries this politician
John F. Kennedy
Sep 13
1996
This rapper is killed in Las Vegas
Tupac Shakur
Sep 14
1982
This actress, the Princess of Monaco, dies in a car accident
Grace Kelly
Sep 15
1950
U.S. forces land at Inchon, considered a turning point of this war
Korean War
Sep 16
1620
This Pilgrim ship begins its voyage to America
The Mayflower
Sep 17
1916
This fighter ace records his first of 80 aerial victories
Manfred von
Richthofen
Sep 18
2014
This "country" votes not to become independent
Scotland
Sep 19
1893
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant these
people the right to vote
Women
Sep 20
1187
Saladin beseiges this city, taking it about two weeks later
Jerusalem
Sep 21
1937
This J.R.R. Tolkien book is published
The Hobbit
Sep 22
1980
Iraq invades this country, launching the deadliest war of the 1980s
Iran
Sep 23
1973
Juan Perón returns to power in this country
Argentina
Sep 24
1957
Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, opens in this city
Barcelona
Sep 25
1513
Vasco Núñez de Balboa crosses this isthmus, becoming the first
European to see the Pacific coast of the Americas
Isthmus of Panama
Sep 26
1580
This English sea captain finishes his circumnavigation of the globe
Francis Drake
Sep 27
1996
This militant Islamist faction captures Kabul
Taliban
Sep 28
1928
Alexander Fleming discovers this miracle drug
Penicillin
Sep 29
1938
At a conference in this city, European leaders agree to let Germany
annex part of Czechoslovakia
Munich
Sep 30
1955
This young movie star dies in a car crash
James Dean
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2012
Gah! More time! :o
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Level 58
Mar 1, 2013
English sea captain as in stinking thief pirate you mean...
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2015
Haha I'm pretty sure the two were often interchangeable back in the day
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2015
Look up Vasco da Gama and the 'Pilgrim Ship Incident' if you think Drake was a baddy.
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
Not one to complain nor sympathize with the U.S.- or Anglo-centric complainers, but Drake is a little less important in the early circumnavigators club. William Adams was a far more fascinating early Briton in the Far East.
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2020
Conquerer, not thief. Mongolia has lots of things named after Genghis Khan
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Level 54
Aug 21, 2020
A great hero to all humanity. The queen referred to him as "My Dear Pyrate."
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Level 88
Apr 28, 2014
whew, thought of the taliban with 10 seconds left...
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Level 45
Sep 1, 2015
Poor September
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Level 62
Sep 3, 2015
Lots of war and death.....
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Level 65
Sep 1, 2018
When you type in every city in Germany and Europe you can think of but miss Munich.
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Level 45
Feb 16, 2019
right? i typed in like 20 cities but for some reason i always forget munich
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Level 60
Sep 1, 2018
September 15, 1950, please correct the spelling of Incheon.
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Level 81
Sep 2, 2018
That was long the correct spelling, i.e., the one that matches the way everyone's gonna pronounce it anyway. It was the spelling in 1950, still should be.
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Level 56
Sep 1, 2018
I forgot The Mayflower....
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Level 46
Sep 1, 2018
Ah, I missed it too. I didn't even see the question!
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Level 28
Sep 1, 2018
where is the independence of chile?
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Level 49
Sep 1, 2018
Chile
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Level 52
May 3, 2020
27% people know Munich Conference? What a shame.
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Level 83
Aug 21, 2020
59% now.
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2020
It seems to me that New Zealand was no more of a country in 1893 than Wyoming was, and the latter had women's suffrage written into its constitution.
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Level 77
Aug 20, 2020
You have a spelling mistake. The city in South Korea is Incheon with an "E," not Inchon.
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Level ∞
Aug 20, 2020
The spelling is correct based on the time period:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Inchon

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Level 54
Aug 21, 2020
WTG, Quizmo!
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Level 77
Aug 20, 2020
Battles usually keep the historical names of places.
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2020
Nit-pick alert: 'independent' is spelt incorrectly for the Scotland question.
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2020
Okay
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Level 32
Aug 22, 2020
What did you mean by "Country" it literally is a country, it's in a union of four countries, it's not debated, Scotland IS a country.
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2020
kephalos5, as you've hijacked my comment to make this slightly aggressive remark, I'll reply. Whether or not you can call Scotland a country isn't nearly as clear cut as you make out. If your definition of 'country' is 'sovereign state' (a perfectly reasonable definition, benefiting from precision and clarity), then Scotland isn't a country. If you have a looser definition, then perhaps Scotland is a country. I happen to fall into the latter camp (i.e. I agree with you), and would happily defend this position, but I can't expect the Quizmaster to kowtow to my definition, and neither can you. It's semantics, hence it is almost inevitably debatable.
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2020
Minor suggestion - "Baron von Richthofen" was in my mind and it does not accept. I checked afterward and Wikipedia includes that as one of his monikers.
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2020
Okay
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Level 68
Aug 21, 2020
In September 1978, the band Earth, Wind & Fire record the song "September". "Do you remember...". LOL! Great quiz! ⭐