Born On This Day:
- Anne of Cleves, 1515
- Philip, Lord Chesterfield, 1694
- Theodore Hook, 1788
- Michael Faraday, 1791
- Erich von Stroheim, 1885
- Paul Muni, 1895
- John Houseman, 1902
- Tommy Lasorda, 1927
- Brian Gibson, 1944
- Shari Belafonte, 1954
- Debby Boone, 1956
- Joan Jett, 1958
- Catherine Oxenberg, 1961
- Scott Baio, 1961
- Ronaldo (Luiz Nazario de Lima), 1976
Died On This Day:
- Nathan Hale hanged, 1776
- Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1958
- Marion Davies, 1961
- Axel Springer, 1985
- Dan Rowan, 1987
- Irving Berlin, 1989
- Dorothy Lamour, 1996
- George C. Scott, 1999
- Isaac Stern, 2001
- Jan de Hartog, 2002
- Marcel Marceau, 2007
- Eddie Fisher, 2010
- Yogi Berra, 2015
- 1692 - Largest number of Salem 'witches' hanged at one time - six women and a man executed in Mass.
- 1711 - Settlers on Chowan and Roanoke Rivers in Carolina massacred by Tuscarora Indians.
- 1735 - First British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole (elected 4/3/1721) moves into 10 Downing Street.
- 1776 - American spy Nathan Hale says 'I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.'
- 1780 - Followers of Capt. William Lynch in VA sign first execution pact becoming first lynching mob.
- 1862 - Abraham Lincoln declares all slaves to be free from the first of January, 1863.
- 1912 - Howard Armstrong invents the regenerator; amplification device makes radio transmissions possible.
- 1949 - USSR tests first nuclear weapon.
- 1950 - First nonstop transatlantic jet flight across Atlantic from UK to Maine. Average speed 330 mph.
- 1955 - General Juan Peron of Argentina deposed as President.
- 1955 - Commercial TV in Britain begins; first commercial to be broadcast is for Gibb's SR toothpaste.
- 1964 - 'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at the Majestic Theatre, N.Y. starting 3,242 performance run.
- 1969 - Willie Mays becomes second baseball player after Babe Ruth to hit over 600 home runs in career.
- 1980 - Iran-Iraq war begins as Iraq lays siege to southwest Iran cities.
- 1986 - Computer chips can now be copyrighted says U.S. federal judge.
- 1993 - Amtrak Sunday Limited goes over collapsed bridge in worst U.S. train wreck in decades; 47 dead.
- 1999 - US Justice Department files massive lawsuit against tobacco industry for fraud.
- 2002 - Biggest peaceful street protest in Britain by Countryside Alliance - 407,791 march in London.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Thomas of Villanueva
- Martyrs of Agaunum
- Independence Day Mali (1960)
- 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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