This Day in History - September
Historical events for the month of September, by day:
September 1, 1752 - The Liberty Bell arrives in Philidlphia.
September 1, 1830 - "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published.
September 1, 1878 - Emma M. Nutt becomes the first woman telephone operator.
September 1,1939 - Germany invades Poland, starting World War II.
September 1, 1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland,OH.
September 2, 1666 - The Great Fire of London is started. 80% of city is destroyed.
September 2, 1931 - Bing Crosby makes his solo radio debut.
September 2, 1945 - V-J Day
September 3, 1189 - Richard he Lion Hearted is crowned King of England at Westminster.
September 3, 1813 - The image of "Uncle Sam", a symbol of America, was first used.
September 3, 1951 - TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow premieres on CBS.
September 4, 476- The traditonal end of the Western Roman Empire Romulus Augustulus abdicates the throne as Rome is invaded by the forces of Odoacer.
September 4, 1609 - Explorer-navigator Henry Hudson is the first European to discover the island of Manhattan.
September 4, 1833 -Ten year old Barney Flaherty becomes the first Newspaper Carrier.
Septmeber 4, 1886 - Apache Chief Geronimo surreders ending the last U.S. - Indain war.
September 4, 1888 - George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".
Spetmeber 4, 1950 - Comic strip "Beetle Bailey debuts in 12 newspapers.
September 5, 1698 - Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards.
September 5, 1774 - The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
September 5, 1836- Sam Houston is elected President of the Republic of Texas.
September 5, 1966 - Jerry Lewis holds his first Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, raising $1 million.
September 6, 1916 - Clarence Saunders opens "Piggly Wiggly", the first true supermarket in Mepmhis, TN.
September 6, 1995 - Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.
September 6, 1997 - The funeral of Princess Diana is held at Westminster Abbey in London.
September 7, 1921 - The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J.
September 7, 1936 - The Boulder Dam, later renamed the Hoover Dam, begins operation.
September 7, 1998 - Google was founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
September 8, 1504 - Michelangelo's Statue of David is unveiled.
September 8, 1921 - Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ.
September 8, 1966 - Star Trek premiered on television. The original series had 79 episodes.
September 8, 1974 - President Gerald R. Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for any crimes related to Watergate. See Pardon Day
September 8, 1977 - Joe Pedott of San Fransisco, CA.manufactures the first Chia Pet. See Chia Pet Day.
September 8, 1986 - The Oprah Winfrey Show premieres on television.
September 9, 1776 - The U.S. Congress officially changes the name of the nation from United Colonies to The United States of America.
September 9, 1850 - California became the 31st state.
September 9, 1947 - Computer scientist Grace Hopper reports the first computer bug. In this case, it was an actual bug... a moth.
September 9, 1956 - Elvis Presley first appears on the Ed Sullivan Show.
September 10, 1846 - The Sewing Machine is patented. See Sewing Machine Day
September 10, 1953 - Swanson sells the first "TV Dinner".
September 10, 1955 - Gunsmoke premiere on television. It became TV's longest running Western program.
September 10, 1993 - The TV series "X-Files" premiered.
September 11, 1941 - Construction of the Pentagon begins in Arlington, VA.
September 11, 1959 - Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for low income Americans.
September 11, 1962 - The Beatles recorded their first single "Love Me Do". (1962)
September 11, 1967 - "The "Carol Burnett Show" premieres on television.
September 11, 2001 - Islamic Al-Qaeda militants flew planes into NYC's twin World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. More on September 911
September 12, 1953 - Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier.
September 12, 1949 - Television show "Lassie" premieres.
September 12, 1966 - Television show "The Monkees" premieres, featuring the rock group.
September 12, 1981 - "The Smurfs" animated cartoon series premieres.
September 13, 1788 - New York City becomes the capitol of the United States. I bet you didn't know that!
September 13, 1943 - Chiang Kai-Shek became the president of China.
September 13, 1969 - "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" premieres on television.
September 13, 1985 - Nintendo introduces the first Super Mario game.
September 14, 1716 - The first lighthouse in America is lit in Boston Harbor on Brewster Island.
September 14, 1814 - Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner".
September 14, 1867 - Economist and philosopher Karl Marx produces the first volume of Das Kapital.
September 14, 1938- The Graf Zepplin II makes its maiden coyage.
September 14, 1972 - "The Waltons" premieres on television.
September 14, 1085 - The TV sitcom "Golden Girls" premieres on NBC.
September 15, 1930 - The first International Bridge Tournament is held in London, England. The U.S. team defeats England.
September 15, 1949 - The Lone Ranger premieres on television. It was originally a radio series.
September 15, 1997 - The domain name "google.com" is registered.
September 15, 2019 - At 97 years old, Norman Lear become sthe oldest person to win an Emmy.
September 16, 1620 - The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution.
September 16, 1630 - The Massachusets village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston.
September 16, 1782 - The Great Seal of the United States of America was impressed on an official document for the first time.
Septeber 16, 1908 - Carraige maker William C. Durant founds General Motors in Flint, MI.
September 16, 1983 - Arold Schwarznegger becomes a U.S. citizen.
September 17, 1972 - Award winning comedy show M*A*S*H premieres on television.
September 17, 1991 -Home Improvement, with Tim the Tool Man Taylor premieres on television.
September 17, 2010 - After a run of 54 years, the last episode of the soap opers "As the World Turns" airs.
September 18, 1755 - Fort Ticonderoga in New York opens.
September 18, 1793 - President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
September 18, 1947 - U.S. Air Force is established.
September 18, 1965 - Televison comedy "I Dream of Jeannie" premieres on NBC.
September 19, 1930 - Chubby Checker's hit son "The Twist" hist #1 on Billboard' Top 100 list.
September 19, 1970 - Mary Tyler Moore Show premieres on television.
September 19, 1984 - Th UK and China complete a proposed agreement the transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997.
September 20, 1984 - Equal Rights Party nominates the first women for U.S. President and Vice President.
September 20, 1946 - Winston Chuchill argues for a "United States of Europe". It was an idea before its time.
September 20, 1954 - The first Fortran computer program is run.
September 20, 1973 - Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match.
September 21, 1895 - Duryea Wagon Company, founded by Charles and J. Frank Duryea, becomes America's first automobile manufacturer.
Septemvber 21, 1933 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbitt" is pulished in London.
September 21, 1945 - Henry Ford retires from Ford Motor Company.
September 21, 1957 - Television series "Perry Mason" premieres.
September 21, 1970 - Monday Night Football premieres on television.
September 22, 1692 - The last people in the U.S. are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, MA.
September 22, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln declares the Emancipation Proclamation.
Spetember 22, 1985 - The first Farm Aid concert is held in Champaign, IL.
Septembe 22, 1989 - Television series "Baywatch" premieres.
September 22, 1994 - Television sitcom "Friends' premieres.
September 22, 1999 - 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.
Sepember 23, 1642 - Harvard Univerisity's first commencement
September 23, 1846 - The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle.
September 23, 1962 - "The Jetsons" premieres on television.
September 23, 1986 - The U.S. Congress votes to make the rose the national flower. What took them so long!?
September 24, 1493 - With a fleet of 17 ships, Christopher Columbus sets sail on his second expedito to the New World.
September 24, 1742 - Boston's famous "Faneuil Hall" opens to the public.
September 24, 1934 - 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewll appearace last Yankee stadium.
September 24 1957 - Elvis Presley hit "Jailhouse Rock" is released.
September 24, 1960 The U.S. Enterprise is launched, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier.
September 24, 1964 - "Daniel Boone "premieres on television.
September 24, 200 7 - The television comedy series "The Big Bang Theory" premieres.
September 25, 1513 - 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.
September 25, 1780 - Benedict Arnold joins the British.
September 25, 1789 - The New U.S. Congress proposes the Bill of Rights.
September 25, 1882 - Major League Baseball's first doubleheader is played between Providence and Worcester.
September 25, 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice.
September 25, 2015 - Bruce Jenner officially changes his gender to female, and her name to Caitlyn.
September 26, 1914 - The Federal Trade Commission was established.
September 26, 1960 - The first televised Presidential debate occurs between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
September 26, 1969 - "The Brady Bunch" premieres on television.
September 27, 1789 - The U.S. Postal Service was founded.
September 27, 1825 - The first passenger locomotive is operated by George Stephenson in England.
September 27, 1854 - The passenger steamship SS Arctic sinks in the Atlantic oce8n off Newfoundland. Only 86 of 400 passengers survive.
September 27, 1954 - "The Tonight Show premiers on television with Steve Allen as the first host.
September 28, 1528 - A Spanish fleet sinks off the coast of Florida in a hurricane. About 350 die.
September 28, 1850 - U.S. Navy abolishes flogging as a punishment.
September 28, 1904 - A woman on Fifth Avenue in New York City is arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car.
September 28, 1919 - The Giants beat the Phillies in the fastest baseball game ever plated in the majors. it was 51 minutes long.
September 29, 1927 - Telephone service begins between the U.S. and Mexico.
September 29, 1950 - Bell Laboratories invents the telephone answering machine.
September 30, 1902 - Rayon is patented.
September 30, 1982 - Television sitcom "Cheers premieres.
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