On this day September 8-14, 2019 (week 37) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 8-14, 2019 (week 37)

By Julie Mullins

September 8, 2019 - September 14, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the surrender of New Amsterdam, the wedding of the Crown Prince of Brunei, the opening of Hungary to the West, tennis star Serena Williams, the Burj Khalifa of Dubai, the transmission of yellow fever, and the life of actor Patrick Swayze

September 8, 1664: Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, surrendered to the British without a shot being fired. The settlement was later renamed New York

September 9, 2004: The Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, married 17-year-old student Sarah Salleh in an opulent ceremony in Bandar Seri Bagwan

September 10, 1989: Hungary opened its border to the West, prompting a mass exodus of East German refugees which led eventually to the toppling of the Berlin Wall

September 11, 1999: Tennis star Serena Williams won the U.S. Open tournament at Flushing Meadows, achieving a first Grand Slam victory ahead of her elder sister Venus

September 12, 2007: The future Burj Khalifa, under construction in Dubai, reached 555.3m, surpassing Toronto’s CN Tower as the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land

September 13, 1990: A physician investigating the transmission of yellow fever was bitten by a mosquito and died of the disease, thus proving that the mosquito was the carrier

September 14, 2009: Actor Patrick Swayze died from cancer at age 57. He leapt to fame in the hit 1987 film Dirty Dancing and scored another major success with the 1990 weepie, Ghost

PUBLISHED: 03/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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