What Happened on September 1

Historical Events

  • 1715 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1939 World War II starts as Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig
  • 1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1945 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)
  • 1969 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution
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