Historical Events on September 1

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  • 462 Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle.
  • 891 Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France
  • 1067 Baldwin VI becomes Count of Flanders
  • 1181 Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III
  • 1255 Königsberg (modern day Kaliningrad) founded by Teutonic Knights and named in honor of the Bohemian King Ottokar II
  • 1267 Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem
  • 1355 Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki.
  • 1482 Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1511 Conciliabulum of Pisa opens

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1535 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1547 Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)

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1598 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1609 Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1614 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
  • 1632 Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses
  • 1638 -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
  • 1647 French cardinal Mazarin & Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • 1695 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
  • 1695 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England

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1715 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1739 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • 1752 Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia

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1763 Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1772 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California

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1785 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1797 2nd National Meeting in Hague
  • 1798 Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
  • 1799 Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
  • 1804 Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

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1807 Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1821 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
  • 1836 Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
  • 1836 Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 1849 California Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
  • 1858 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month
  • 1859 1st Pullman sleeping car in service
  • 1859 R C Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
  • 1859 A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1861 Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI
  • 1861 Skirmishes at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV
  • 1862 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
  • 1862 Federal tax levied on tobacco
  • 1863 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
  • 1863 Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas
  • 1863 Rail & ferry connection between San Francisco & Oakland inaugurated
  • 1864 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
  • 1864 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA
  • 1866 Last Navaho chief Manuelito turns himself in at Fort Wingate
  • 1870 Napoleon III captured at Sedan
  • 1873 Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
  • 1874 28th US Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Connecticut takes office

  • 1874 Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia
  • 1875 A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband
  • 1878 1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)
  • 1886 Netherland's New Code of Criminal Law enforced
  • 1887 Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established
  • 1888 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
  • 1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • 1893 Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41
  • 1893 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1894 A wildfire destroys the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, killing 438 people
  • 1897 The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • 1898 Dutch soccer team Receiver forms

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1898 Lord Kitchener's troops attack Omdurman, Sudan

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1900 Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign
  • 1901 Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
  • 1902 Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
  • 1905 Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces

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1905 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1906 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
  • 1906 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • 1906 Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
  • 1906 NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs)
  • 1906 The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
  • 1911 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km

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1913 George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London

  • 1913 Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"
  • 1914 Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris
  • 1914 St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
  • 1914 Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army
  • 1914 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1914 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • 1915 The German ambassador to the US pledges again that German submarines will no longer sink liners without warning and providing safety of passengers and crew following the sinking of the British liner "Arabic"
  • 1916 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
  • 1916 US Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce)
  • 1918 Baseball season ends due to WW I

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1918 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1918 US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
  • 1919 Frank Wedekind's "Herakles" premieres in Munich
  • 1920 France creates Greater Lebanon
  • 1920 New town hall of Rotterdam opens
  • 1921 Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
  • 1922 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • 1923 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • 1923 A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people
  • 1924 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • 1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee
  • 1926 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1926 Turkey allows civil marriage
  • 1928 Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king
  • 1930 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
  • 1931 Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & his 6th HR in consecutive games
  • 1932 NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
  • 1933 Soccer team DVS '33 forms
  • 1934 Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
  • 1934 SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • 1936 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
  • 1937 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
  • 1937 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins

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1938 Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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1939 Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
  • 1939 Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"
  • 1939 Switzerland proclaims neutrality
  • 1939 World War II starts as Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig

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1939 Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1939 The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date.
  • 1939 Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).

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1939 In the "scoop of the century," Telegraph journalist Clare Hollingworth becomes the first to report the outbreak of World War II

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Clare Hollingworth
  • 1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1942 US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
  • 1942 German troops land on Taman peninsula

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1943 Chiang Kai-shek again becomes Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1944 Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns

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1944 King George VI promotes Montgomery to field marshal

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Victory in battleSurrender of Japan

1945 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)

  • 1945 Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
  • 1946 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • 1946 Greece votes for monarchy
  • 1947 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936

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1948 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • 1949 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • 1949 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2)
  • 1950 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • 1950 West Berlin granted a constitution
  • 1951 PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • 1951 US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense treaty
  • 1952 Sutro Baths, San Francisco purchased by George Whitney
  • 1952 Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
  • 1953 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • 1953 Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • 1953 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • 1954 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68
  • 1954 Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cincinnati Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49

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1954 "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

  • 1955 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • 1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
  • 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • 1957 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
  • 1958 St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
  • 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 1961 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1961 The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
  • 1962 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • 1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • 1963 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • 1963 St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
  • 1964 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • 1965 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
  • 1967 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1968 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • 1968 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

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1969 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

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1969 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 1970 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • 1970 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
  • 1971 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open
  • 1971 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
  • 1971 The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

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1972 Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1972 Egypt & Libya form federation
  • 1973 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1973 Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • 1974 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • 1974 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 1974 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
  • 1974 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • 1975 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • 1975 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1975 KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • 1975 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons