Dulce Rodrigues, writer
IT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER
- 03, 1190 - Taking of the city of Silves in the Algarve: at the time in the hands of the Almohad dynasty,
the city is conquered by the Portuguese king Dom Sancho I (1154-1211) with the help of North European Crusaders on their way to Palestine.
Silves would be reconquered by the Almohads a year later but recaptured by the Portuguese king Afonso III (1210-1279).
- 03 - Republic of San Marino's National Day.
- 03, 1939 - II World War: The United Kingdom and France declare war to Germany.
- 07 - Anniversary of the independence of Brazil, in 1822, by prince Pedro, the heir son of the Portuguese king João VI.
Prince Pedro became later the first emperor of Brazil.
- 08 - Andorra's National Day.
- 12, 1297 - Signature of the Peace of Alcanices.
Signed between king Dinis of Portugal and Sancho IV, king of Castile. this treaty defined the frontiers of Portugal within the territorial limits the country still keeps today.
This document is the oldest world’s stable borders treaty still in force.
On the left, stamp commemorating the 700th anniversary of the signing of the treaty; it circulated from September 12, 1997 to September 30, 2001 in Portugal.
- 15 - Mexico's National Day, anniversary of the "call" to revolution against Spain by
abbot Miguel Hidalgo y Costiela in 1810.
- 24 - Guiné-Bissau's National Day: anniversary of the independence, in 1974,
of this old Portuguese colony of Africa.
- 27, 1810 - Battle of Buçaco: While other European countries were still under Napoleon's power, Portugal was the only rebelling force against his army.
On September 27, the French general Massena was defeated at Buçaco by the allied army of Portuguese and British forces.
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