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This Day in History - September

Historical events for the month of September, by day:

1 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published. (1830)

1 Emma M. Nutt becomes the first woman telephone operator. (1878)

1 Germany invades Poland, starting World War II (1939)

2 The Great Fire of London is started (1666)

2 V-J Day (1945)

3 The image of "Uncle Sam", a symbol of America, was first used. (1813)

3 TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow premieres on CBS. (1951)

4 Ten year old Barney Flaherty becomes the first Newspaper Carrier. (1833)

4 George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".

5 Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards. (1698)

5 The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia (1774)

6 Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.(1995)

7 The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J. (1921)

7 Google was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. (1998)

8   Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ. (1921)

8 Star Trek premiered on television. The original series had 79 episodes. (1966)

8 President Gerald R. Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for any crimes related to Watergate. (1974) See Pardon Day

8 The Oprah Winfrey Show premieres on television. (1986)

9 California became the 31st state (1850)

9 Elvis Presley first appears on the Ed Sullivan Show. (1956)

10 The Sewing Machine is patented. (1846) See Sewing Machine Day 

10 Gunsmoke premiere on television. It became TV's longest running Western program.(1955)

10 The TV series "X-Files" premiered. (1993)

11 Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for low income Americans. (1959)

11 The Beatles recorded their first single "Love Me Do". (1962)

11 "The "Carol Burnett Show" premieres on television. (1967)

11 Islamic Al-Qaeda militants flew planes into NYC's twin World Trade Towers and the Pentagon(2001) More on September 911

12 Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. (1953)

12 Television show "Lassie" premieres. (1954)

12 Television show "The Monkees" premieres, featuring the rock group. (1966)

13 New York City becomes the capitol of the United States. I bet you didn't know that! (1788)

13 Chiang Kai-Shek became the president of China (1943)

13 Scooby-Doo Where Are You? premieres on television (1969)

14 Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner". (1814)

14 Economist and philosopher Karl Marx produces the first volume of Das Kapital. (1867)

14 "The Waltons" premieres on television. (1972)

 15 The Lone Ranger premieres on television. It was originally a radio series. (1949). 

16 The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution. (1620)

16 The Great Seal of the United States of America was impressed on an official document for the first time. (1782)

17 Home Improvement, with Tim the Tool Man Taylor premieres on television. (1991)

17 Award winning comedy show M*A*S*H premieres on television. (1972)

18 U.S. Air Force is established. (1947

19 Mary Tyler Moore Show premieres on television. (1970)

20 Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. (1973)

21 Henry Ford retires from Ford Motor Company. (1945)

21 Monday Night Football premieres on television. (1970)

22 President Abraham Lincoln declares the Emancipation Proclamation. (1862)

22 Television sitcom "Friends' premieres. (1994)

22 The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4" straw in 33 seconds. (1999)

23 The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle. (1846)

23 "The Jetsons" premieres on television. (1962)

24 Boston's famous "Faneuil Hall" opens to the public. (1742)

24 "Daniel Boone "premieres on television. (1964)

25 Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean. Tell that to Pacific Islanders and a whole bunch of people on the east coast of Asia. (1513)

25 Major League Baseball's first doubleheader is played between Providence and Worcester. (1882)

25 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice. (1981)

26 The Federal Trade Commission was established. (1914)

26 The first televised Presidential Debate occurs between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. (1960)

26 "The Brady Bunch" premieres on television. (1969)

26 The U.S. Postal Service was founded. (1789)

27 The first passenger locomotive is operated by George Stephenson in England. (1825)

27 The passenger steamship SS Arctic sinks in the Atlantic oce8n off Newfoundland. Only 86 of 400 passengers survive. (1854)

27 "The Tonight Show premiers on television with Steve Allen as the first host. (1954)

28  A Spanish fleet sinks off the coast of Florida in a hurricane. About 350 die. ( 1528)

28 U.S. Navy abolishes flogging as a punishment. (1850)

28 A woman on Fifth Avenue in New York City is arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car. (1904)

28 The Giants beat the Phillies in the fastest baseball game ever plated in the majors. it was 51 minutes long. (1919)

29 Telephone service begins between the U.S. and Mexico. (1927)

29 Bell Laboratories invents the telephone answering machine. (1950)

30 Rayon is patented. (1902)

30 Television sitcom "Cheers premieres. (1982)

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