This Day in History: September

September 12, 490 BC: Athens Wins the Battle of Marathon
1: September 12, 490 BC: Athens Wins the Battle of Marathon

One of the most famous military matchups of ancient history was that of the Battle of Marathon, where a vastly outnumbered Athenian army managed to emerge victorious. Join a noted historian to understand how this happened.

5 min
September 22, 1862: Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation
2: September 22, 1862: Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation

Discover how President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reflected not only his desire to ensure a Union victory in the Civil War, but also his deepening conviction that the end of American slavery was the very will of God.

11 min
September 28, 1928: Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin
3: September 28, 1928: Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin

Dig into the history of penicillin and see how a dirty petri dish changed the face of modern pharmaceuticals.

4 min