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23rd September 1968 (53 Years)
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, ended. 50 years.
24th September 1717 (304 Years)
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, also known as Horace Walpole, English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician, was born. 300 years.
24th September 1896 (125 Years)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, American novelist whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, was born. 120 years.
24th September 1937 (84 Years)
Benito Mussolini gives a speech to a crowd of thousands at the Berlin Olympiastadion. 80 years.
25th September 1513 (508 Years)
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa and his team become first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean. 500 years.
25th September 1613 (408 Years)
Claude Perrault, French physician and architect, is born. 400 years.
26th September 1791 (230 Years)
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa, is born. 225 years.
26th September 1791 (230 Years)
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa, is born in Rouen, France. 225 years.
26th September 1874 (147 Years)
Lewis Wickes Hine, American photographer who used his camera as a tool for social reform, is born. 145 years.
26th September 1888 (133 Years)
T. S. Eliot, poet, dramatist and critic, was born. 130 years.
26th September 1914 (107 Years)
August Macke, German Expressionist Painter, died. 110 years.
26th September 1934 (87 Years)
RMS Queen Mary was launched in Clydebank, Scotland. 85 years.
27th September 1905 (116 Years)
Albert Einstein publishes a paper in which he explains the equivalence of matter and energy (E=mc2). 110 years.
27th September 1917 (104 Years)
Edgar Degas, French painter, dies. 100 years.
28th September 1865 (156 Years)
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Britain's first Woman doctor, gets a qualification. 150 years.
28th September 1914 (107 Years)
Richard Sears, the co-founder of Sears Roebuck & Co, dies. 100 years.
28th September 1937 (84 Years)
Mussolini gives a speech in German, after Hitler, during a Nazi parade at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. 80 years.
28th September 1966 (55 Years)
André Breton, French writer, poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement, dies. 50 years.
28th September 1975 (46 Years)
The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London. 40 years.
28th September 1991 (30 Years)
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer and band leader, died. 25 years.
Exact Date Unknown - September 1916 (5 Years)
King George V reviews the Australian troops on Salisbury Plain. 100 years.
29th September 1518 (503 Years)
Jacopo Tintoretto, Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school, was born. 500 years.
29th September 1888 (133 Years)
Edward Lear, poet and author, diesd. 130 years.
29th September 1913 (108 Years)
Rudolf Diesel, German inventor of the diesel engine, dies. 100 years.
29th September 1973 (48 Years)
Wystan Hugh Auden, English poet, who later became an American citizen, died. 45 years.
29th September 1997 (24 Years)
Roy Fox Lichtenstein, American pop artist, died. 20 years
30th September 1791 (230 Years)
The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its début, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. 225 years.
30th September 1888 (133 Years)
Elizabeth "Long Liz" Stride body was found in the Whitechapel area. She was the 3rd canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. 130 years.
30th September 1888 (133 Years)
Catherine Eddowes's body, the 2nd person killed in the early hours of Sunday 30 September by Jack the Ripper, was found. 130 years.
30th September 1924 (97 Years)
Truman Capote, American bestselling author, most famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's, was born. 95 years.

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