On This Day

On This Day in History for September 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1939 General 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
Journalist
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 the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • 1946 Greece votes for monarchy
  • 1947 With a victory by Armed in the Washington Park Handicap, Calumet Farm becomes the first stable to surpass $1 million in annual earnings; leads all owners with total earnings of $1,402,436
  • 1948 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • 1949 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • 1950 13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines
  • 1950 West Berlin granted a constitution

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1951 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • 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
  • 1954 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68
  • 1955 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • 1956 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
  • 1957 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
  • 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 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
  • 1965 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)
  • 1968 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
  • 1968 Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting

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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 The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people
  • 1972 Egypt & Libya form federation
  • 1973 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 1973 Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions
  • 1974 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • 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 KOL-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KMPS
  • 1975 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • 1975 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • 1975 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • 1976 NASA launches space vehicle S-197
  • 1976 Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)
  • 1976 The Meadowlands Race Track opens in East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1978 Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia

  • 1978 #4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064
  • 1979 Debbie Boone & Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA
  • 1979 LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
  • 1979 Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings
  • 1980 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • 1981 Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
  • 1981 Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • 1981 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
  • 1981 Northern Ireland’s first religiously integrated secondary school opens
  • 1982 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • 1982 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • 1982 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • 1982 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • 1982 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 1983 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY
  • 1985 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
  • 1986 Henri Debehogne discovers asteroid #8265 La Silla
  • 1987 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium

  • 1988 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London
  • 1989 Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation
  • 1991 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
  • 1992 NYC police commissioner Brown resigns
  • 1992 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
  • 1995 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury
  • 1995 New York reinstates the death penalty
  • 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis begins as armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia
  • 2005 Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.

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2008 Spring Temple Buddha statue of Vairocana Buddha, then the world's tallest statue at 128 meters (420 ft), completed in Zhaocun township, Henan, China

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The Spring Temple Buddha statue depicting Vairocana Buddha in Henan, China
The Spring Temple Buddha statue depicting Vairocana Buddha in Henan, China
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  • 2012 Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • 2012 US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • 2012 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • 2012 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines

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2015 Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have had an abortion, in a letter released by the Vatican

  • 2015 Google changes its logo, biggest redesign since 1999
  • 2015 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary closes Keleti Railway Station in Budapest to try and stop migrants travelling

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017 Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga invalidates Kenyan re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta

Prime Minister of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Prime Minister of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta

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2018 Memorial service for Senator John McCain at Washington National Cathedral with his daughter Meghan McCain, Barack Obama and George W. Bush speaking

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2019 Hurricane Dorian makes landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco islands, northern Bahamas as a category five storm with winds of 180mph (285km/h)
  • 2019 Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen city of Dhamar kills more than 100 people according to the Red Cross
  • 2019 German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80 year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw

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2019 Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey has his Twitter account hacked

Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey
Tech Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Twitter
Jack Dorsey

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