19th September in history

19th September in history

Austrian engineer and businessman Ferdinand Porsche, who helped his father design the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, was born on this day in 1909

Did you know that:

  • The Electoral Act of 1893 in New Zealand on this day was consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote
  • The United States barred Charlie Chaplin on this day in 1952 from re-entering the country after a trip to England
  • Today is celebrated as International Talk Like a Pirate Day,   a parodic holiday created in 1995 to greet friends like a pirate using phrases like “Ahoy, maties!” or “Ahoy, me hearties!”

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