1 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Englebert Humperdinck, 1854
  • Gentleman Jim Corbett, 1866
  • Kin Hubbard (Frank McKinney), 1868
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875
  • Walter Reuther, 1907
  • Richard Farnsworth, 1920
  • Yvonne de Carlo, 1922
  • Vittorio Gassman, 1922
  • Rocky Marciano, 1923
  • Sunny von Bulow, 1932
  • George Maharis, 1933
  • Conway Twitty, 1933
  • Lily Tomlin, 1936
  • Barry Gibb, 1946
  • Gloria Estafan, 1957

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear), 1159
  • Jacques Cartier, 1557
  • King Louis XIV France, 1715
  • William Clark, 1838
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 1912
  • Dennis Brain killed, 1957
  • Eero Saarinen, 1961
  • Drew Pearson, 1969
  • Ethel Waters, 1977
  • Albert Speer, 1981
  • Henry 'Scoop' Jackson, 1983
  • Sir James Pitman, 1985
  • Morris Carnovsky, 1992

Today's Events:

  • 338 BC - King Philip II of Macedonia defeats allies, Thebes and Athens, at Battle of Chaeronea in Greece.
  • 312 BC - Greek Era of Seleucus begins.
  • 1422 - Henry VI becomes youngest King of England (9 months old) succeeding his father Henry V.
  • 1661 - Charles II and brother James, Duke of York, stage first yachting race; Greenwich to Gravesend.
  • 1853 - First triangular postage stamps issued in Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1859 - First railway sleeping car goes into service, invented by George M. Pullman.
  • 1870 - Germans beat French at Battle of Sedan; leads to fall of 2nd French Empire.
  • 1879 - Britain signs peace treaty with Zulu chiefs ending British-Zulu War.
  • 1894 - First use of postcards with adhesive stamps in Britain.
  • 1897 - America's first subway, nicknamed the "T" opens in Boston.
  • 1902 - Mount Pelee volcano erupts again in Martinique after only four months; 2,000 die.
  • 1904 - Deaf, dumb and blind Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College.
  • 1905 - Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan formed in Canada.
  • 1914 - Last passenger pigeon, Martha, dies at Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1920 - State of Lebanon created by the French.
  • 1923 - 142,807 die in 8.3 killer earthquake (Great Kanto Earthquake) in Japan destroying Yokohama and half of Tokyo.
  • 1933 - H.G. Wells 'The Shape of Things to Come' published.
  • 1939 - German troops invade Poland triggering WWII.
  • 1953 - The Dupont Co. starts producing Teflon.
  • 1969 - Muammar Gaddafi, 27 year-old army captain, leads successful bloodless military coup against King Idris I of Libya.
  • 1972 - Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky at Reykjavik, Iceland to become first U.S. world chess champion.
  • 1975 - 'Gunsmoke' goes off the air after 19 years 11 3/4 months of continuous broadcast.
  • 1978 - Earthquake in Zarand, Iran; 7.1 magnitude; kills 12,230.
  • 1983 - Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines Flight 007 from New York to Seoul-all 269 dead.
  • 1985 - 73 years after sinking, wreckage of the 'Titanic' found 95 miles off coast of Newfoundland.
  • 2004 - Chechen rebels hold 1,000 school children, parents and teachers hostage at Beslan, North Ossetia.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Giles
  • Fiacre

Holiday:

  • Festival of the Hungry Ghosts in Singapore.
  • Independence Day Qatar (1971)
  • Wattle Day in Australia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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