1903, 19 September
King Leopold II of Belgium denies accusations of cruelty in the Congo Free State and demands that foreign powers no longer interfere in the running of his private country.
1914, 19 September - World War I: Southern Africa
Lüderitzburg, German South West Africa, is captured by South African troops.
1916, 19 September - World War I: East Africa
Tabora, German East Africa, is captured by Belgian forces.