(Monday, September 19, 1901, 10:35 p.m.) — James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, died today in Long Branch, New Jersey, of a massive heart attack or a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm, following blood poisoning and bronchial pneumonia, all complications from gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on July 2, 1881. Continue reading President James A. Garfield dies of gunshot wounds 130 years ago this hour
The World At War: Banzai!: Japan (1931–1942) (Japanese invasion of Manchuria @ 7:21)
(Saturday, September 19, 1931) — Manchuria was invaded today by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state, called Manchukoku, and their occupation would last until the end of World War II.
(Saturday, September 19, 1931) — Monkey Business, the third Marx Brothers’ comedy film, opened today in the U.S. The story takes place in large part on an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
"The World At War: Barbarossa (June – December 1941)" (Kiev falls @ 7:18)
(Friday, September 19, 1941) — Kiev fell to the Germans today when two German Panzer Groups (the Twenty-ninth Corps and the Sixth German Army) encircled a Soviet army in the capital of Ukraine on the Eastern Front of World War II. The Battle of Kiev would continue, however, for another week.
(Saturday, September 19, 1981) — Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton peaked at #2 today on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, September 19, 1981) — Chloe by Elton John peaked today at #34 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.