On this day September 1-7, 2019 (week 36) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 1-7, 2019 (week 36)

By Julie Mullins

September 1, 2019 - September 7, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Germany’s invasion of Poland, the defeat of Augustus Caesar by Mark Antony, the Beslan school hostage crisis, the movie star Burt Reynolds, the death of Anastasia, and the Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco

September 1, 1939: Germany invaded Poland, heralding the start of World War Two. Great Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later

September 2, -31: Augustus Caesar defeated the naval forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, the victory making Augustus the master of the Roman world

September 3, 2004: The school hostage crisis in Beslan ended tragically when 330 people, over half of them children, died in bomb explosions or fierce gunbattles

September 4, 1999: Pro-Indonesian militias went on the rampage in East Timor after a referendum result revealed that 80% of the population voted for independence from Indonesia

September 5, 2018: Burt Reynolds, movie heart-throb of the 1970s famed for his moustache, easy charm and wisecracking delivery, died at the age of 82

September 6, 1994: It was confirmed that Anastasia, youngest daughter of Russia’s last Tsar, Nicholas II, died with her family in 1918 despite years of speculation that she survived

September 7, 1949: Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco died. One of the greatest mural painters of the 20th century, his works adorn many buildings in Mexico and the United States

PUBLISHED: 19/08/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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