Today in History

What happened on the 1st of September in history?

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  • 1159
    Adrian IV only English pope (1154-59) dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1557
    Jacques Cartier French explorer dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1772
    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in California
  • 1807
    Aaron Burr aquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
  • 1849
    California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey
  • 1859
    1st pullman sleeping car in service
  • 1859
    R.C.Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
  • 1863
    RR & ferry connection between SF & Oakland inaugurated
  • 1864
    Sherman's march through Georgia
  • 1870
    Napoleon III captured at Sedan
  • 1878
    1st woman telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)
  • 1890
    1st baseball tripleheader - Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • 1905
    Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces
  • 1906
    Jack Combs pitches 24 inninings beating Red Sox
  • 1911
    M. Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • 1914
    Martha last known passenger pigeon dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1918
    US troops land in Vladivostok Siberia stay until 1920
  • 1923
    Earthquake struck Tokyo estimated 74 000 people died
  • 1939
    PHYSICAL REVIEW publishes paper 1st to deal with "black holes."
  • 1939
    Germany invades Poland starting WW II
  • 1949
    1st network dective series - Private Eyes premeirs
  • 1952
    Sutro Baths SF purchased by George Whitney
  • 1969
    Libyan revolution (National Day)
  • 1969
    Col Moammar Gadhafi rose to power deposed Libya's King Idris
  • 1976
    NJ Meadowlands racetrack opens
  • 1977
    1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • 1979
    Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn discovers new moon rings
  • 1983
    Korean Boeing 747 strayed into Soviet air space & was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter. All 269 people aboard died
  • 1985
    Titanic sunk in 1912 found by French & American scientists