The “L” – short for Chicago’s elevated train system – is seen here under construction on the 22nd of September, 1968.
The first image is of work underway on Sox–35th station.
The second image is of work on 69th Street.
Izola Curry under arrest.
On the 20th of September, 1958 a woman by the name of Izola Curry approached US civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem, New York. After confirming the man she was speaking to was King, she stabbed him in the chest with an ivory handled letter opener. It was also discovered Curry had a gun hidden in her bra.
The crime was considered especially unusual as Curry was African American.
Being treated with the blade still in his chest.
The blade was so close to King’s aorta that it was feared he’d die if he moved suddenly. The weapon was removed via surgery.
With his wife Coretta in hospital on the 30th of September.
Curry was committed to a mental institution, and continued to live in various facilities until her death at the age of ninety-eight in 2015.
Horsewoman in the Australian Women’s Emergency Legion. September 1939. X
The Women’s National Emergency Legion, an auxiliary organisation in Australia during the Second World War, was formed in September of 1938.
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, only women of British origin were allowed to join.
Article from The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton. 18 November 1938.
Women considered eligible were provided with training in areas considered necessary to the war effort, such as first aid and truck driving.
Miss Tony Mitchell at Somerville House in Brisbane, 1942. Mitchell drove cars and trucks for the US Army. X
When war broke out in the Pacific at the end of 1941 women were attached to US military units to work as drivers and clerks. They also worked for British and Dutch units based in Australia.
The organisation ceased operations a couple of years after the end of the war.
The United States Army Air Forces, the aerial warfare service used by the Americans in the Second World War, was officially disbanded on the 18th of September, 1947. Unlike some other nations, the United States had no separate air force at the time.
The Forces, formed in 1941, the year the US entered the war, had been steadily diminished in size after the surrender of Japan in 1945. The service was replaced by the new and independent Air Force soon afterwards.
During the war the USAAF took part in campaigns against both Nazi Germany and its allies, and in the Pacific.
This photograph, from the 15th of September, 2001, shows a fireman calling for the help of ten more rescue officers at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center terror attacks in New York.
The details of the photograph note:
In the photograph are George B. Cortelyou, Roosevelt’s future secretary of Commerce and Labor, on Roosevelt’s right, and William Craig, the first Secret Service agent ever killed in the line of duty, on the far right in the photograph.
Craig died five days later. Roosevelt was President from September 1901 to March 1909.