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Holidays and celebrations bring a spark of joy and awareness to our lives, offering an opportunity to remember the past, enjoy the present, or prepare for the future. Among the lesser-known but equally interesting observances, September 19th holds unique commemorations.

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Interesting Facts of September 19th

  1. 1. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to grant all women the right to vote, with the Electoral Act of 1893 signed into law on September 19th.
  2. 2. The 1985 Mexico City earthquake occurred on September 19th, measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale and resulting in thousands of deaths, injuries, and extensive damage to the city.
  3. 3. The well-preserved natural mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman was discovered on September 19th, 1991 by German tourists in the Ötztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy.
  4. 4. In 1982, Scott Fahlman posted the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system, effectively creating the first digital expressions of emotions, which paved the way for the use of emoticons and later, emojis, in digital communication.