September 1 Events in History - September 1 Birthdays - September 1 Deaths



2013 Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President, is released after spending almost three months in a Pretoria hospital
2013 In southwestern China, at least four people are killed by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake
2012 U.S. National Park officials notify 3,100 recent visitors of an outbreak of Hantavirus sourced to tent cabins in Yosemite National Park
2012 The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, Iran, closes with a 60-page final document focusing on Iran's nuclear energy program and the Palestinian issue, with no mention of the civil war in Syria
2011 A state of emergency is declared by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal after Tropical Storm Lee in the northern Gulf of Mexico
2011 To avoid further fighting, Libya's Transitional Council extends the deadline to surrender for tribal leaders in Sirte
2010 Major floods in Southern Sudan, near Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal leave 57,000 people homeless
2010 After four Israeli settlers are shot at the Israeli settlement Beit Hagai, the Palestinian Authority arrested 250 members of Hamas
2009 Phillipine police arrest a new terror suspect one week after the head of the militant Rajah Solaiman Movement is captured
2001 WNBA Championships, Los Angeles Sparks beat Charlotte Sting 2 games to 0
1998 WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat Phoenix Mercury 2 games to 1
1997 "Doll's House," closes at Belasco Theater
1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
1997 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
1996 Baltimore Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
1995 Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to U.S. Treasury
1995 New York City reinstates the death penalty
1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio
1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion New York City for 38 performances
1993 Goran Ivanisevic and Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in U.S. Tennis
1992 New York City police commisioner Brown resigns
1992 Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery
1991 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
1991 Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA
1990 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 621 performances
1990 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial New York City after 634 performances
1990 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
1990 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
1989 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 804 performances
1989 Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announce their separation
1988 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good," premieres in London
1987 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win U.S. Tennis Open match
1987 Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium
1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1986 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733
1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album
1986 Texas Rangers O McDowell and Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1985 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
1985 U.S. - French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
1983 Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 WGH-AM in Newport News Virginia changes call letters to WNSY
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
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 is 1st to offer 2 separate overnight services
1981 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
1980 Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
1980 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
1979 Debbie Boone and Gabriel Ferrer wed in Los Angeles
1979 L.A. Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask
1979 Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings
1978 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV
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 and #8064
1977 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1976 NASA launches space vehicle S-197
1976 New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opens
1976 Wayne Hays, Representative-D-Ohio 1949 - 1976, resigns after scandal with Elizabeth Ray
1975 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
1975 Gunsmoke resigns the air
1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1975 KOL-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KMPS
1975 New York Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
1975 New York City transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
1974 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1974 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
1973 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
1973 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 Bobby Fischer (U.S.) defeats Boris Spassky (U.S.S.R.) for world chess title
1972 Egypt and Libya form federation
1971 John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of U.S. Open
1971 Qatar declares independence from Britain
1971 Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein
1970 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
1970 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
1969 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1969 Libyan revolution, Col Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed
1967 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 San Francisco 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, Georgia (IND) begins
1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1965 India and Pakistan border fights
1964 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (New York Mets)
1963 Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot
1963 St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
1963 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 U.N. announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1960 Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons," premieres in London
1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1958 St. Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout
1957 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400
1957 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory
1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island/New England, kills 68
1954 Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cincinnati Red to hit 40 home runs en route to 49
1953 101 degrees 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, South Carolina (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MET) begins
1952 Sutro Baths, San Francisco purchased by George Whitney
1952 Willem Drees forms new Dutch government
1951 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
1951 U.S., Australia and New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
1950 13 North Korean divisions open assault on United Nations lines
1950 West Berlin granted a constitution
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)
1948 Bradman scores 143 Australia vs. South of England, 17 fours 1 six
1948 Communist form North China People's Republic
1948 U.N.'s World Health Organization forms
1947 New York Giants 183-185 home run of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936
1946 1st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
1946 Greece votes for monarchy
1945 Japan surrenders ending WW II (U.S. date, 9/2 in Japan)
1945 Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
1944 Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns
1944 King George VI promotes Montgomery to field marshal
1942 Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
1942 German troops land on Taman peninsula
1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow Jewish star
1940 General George Marshall sworn in as chief of staff of U.S. army
1939 Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill
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 WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
1938 Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews
1937 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
1937 Battle of Gijon in Spain begins
1936 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
1934 Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
1933 Soccer team DVS '33 forms
1932 New York City Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
1931 Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days and his 6th home run in consec games
1930 NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater
1928 Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king
1926 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
1926 Turkey allows civil marriage
1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of International Olympic Committee
1924 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
1923 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1923 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama, kills 142,000
1923 U.S. beats Australia in tennis, for their 4th straight Davis Cup
1922 New York City law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
1921 Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St. New York City (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
1920 France creates Lebanon
1920 New townhall of Rotterdam opens
1919 Frank Wedekind's "Herakles," premieres in Munich
1918 Baseball season ends due to WW I
1918 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns
1918 U.S. troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
1916 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
1916 Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce)
1914 34th U.S. Mens Tennis: R Norris W III beats M E McLoughlin (63 86 10-8)
1914 Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris
1914 St. Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
1914 Von Glucks army meets up with British expeditionary army
1913 George Bernard Shaws "Androcles and the Lion," premieres in London
1913 Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"
1911 M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
1906 Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time
1906 British New Guinea becomes Australian Papua New Guinea
1906 Joseph Harris (Boston) and Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game
1906 New York Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Washington (3 straight DHs)
1906 Papua placed under Australian administration
1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan become 8th and 9th Canadian provinces
1902 Tinker, Evers, and Chance appear together for 1st time
1901 Construction begins on New York Stock Exchange
1898 Dutch soccer team Receiver forms
1898 Lord Kitcheners army bombs Omdurman Sudan
1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
1888 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
1887 Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established
1886 Netherlands New Code of Criminal law enforced
1878 1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)
1874 28th Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Connecticut takes office
1874 Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia
1870 Napoleon III captured at Sedan
1867 Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
1866 Last Navaho chief Manuelito, turns self in at Fort Wingate
1864 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
1864 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA
1863 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia
1863 Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas
1863 RR and ferry connection between San Francisco and Oakland inaugurated
1862 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
1862 Federal tax levied on tobacco
1861 Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI
1861 Skirmish at Boone Court House WV and Blue Creek WV
1859 1st Pullman sleeping car in service
1859 R C Carrington and R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
1858 1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month
1849 California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey
1836 Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem
1831 Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle
1821 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
1807 Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
1799 Bank of Manhattan Company opens in New York City (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)
1798 England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
1797 2nd National Meeting in Hague
1785 Mozart publishes 6 string quartet opus 10 in Vienna
1772 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California
1752 Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia
1739 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
1730 Benjamin Franklin marries Miss Read
1695 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
1689 Russia began taxing men's beards
1666 Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed
1661 1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James
1647 French cardinal Mazarin and duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
1638 French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
1632 Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses
1614 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
1609 Pieter Both sworn in as 1st Governor-General of East Indies
1598 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
1547 Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state)
1535 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)
1511 Council to Pisa opens
1482 Krim-Tataren plunders Kiev
1267 Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem
1181 Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III
1067 Boudouin VI becomes earl of Flanders
891 Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France











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