Historical Events for 16th September 2018

1575 – King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Hugenots
1857 – Mexican constitution of force (fiercely attacked by Pope Pius IX)
1922 – US Men’s National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins 3rd straight US title; beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
1960 – Amos Alonzo Stagg retires as a football coach at 98
1962 – Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1963 – Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak
1992 – “Les Miserables” opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid
2000 – 25th Toronto International Film Festival: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” directed by Ang Lee wins the People’s Choice Award
2012 – Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
2015 – Oil tanker explosion kills 170 in Maridi, South Sudan

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