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September 1st, 5509 (September 01 5509)EventEpoch of the late Byzantine calendar.
September 1st, 2006 (September 01 2006)EventLuxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting.
September 1st, 2005 (September 01 2005)EventSeven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.
September 1st, 2004 (September 01 2004)EventThe Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
September 1st, 2001 (September 01 2001)EventAlmost every single commercial television station in Vancouver, British Columbia switches network affiliations after a round of ownership changes in the largest change in North America.
September 1st, 1996 (September 01 1996)EventDaniel Komen breaks the 3000 metres world record in Rieti, Italy
September 1st, 1996 (September 01 1996)EventFitzroy Football Club plays it s last ever game in the AFL merging with the Brisbane Lions Football Cluborn in They lost to Fremantle.
September 1st, 1991 (September 01 1991)EventUzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
September 1st, 1990 (September 01 1990)EventThe Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist is founded, following a split from the Communist Labour Party of Turkey.
September 1st, 1985 (September 01 1985)EventA joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
September 1st, 1983 (September 01 1983)EventCold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed, including US Congressmen Lawrence McDonald.
September 1st, 1982 (September 01 1982)EventCanada adopts a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of its Constitution.
September 1st, 1982 (September 01 1982)EventThe United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
September 1st, 1981 (September 01 1981)EventA coup d etat in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
September 1st, 1980 (September 01 1980)EventTerry Fox s Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
September 1st, 1980 (September 01 1980)EventChun Doo-hwan becomes president of South Korea after the resignation of Choi Kyu-ha.
September 1st, 1979 (September 01 1979)EventThe American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.
September 1st, 1974 (September 01 1974)EventThe SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
September 1st, 1972 (September 01 1972)EventIn Reykjavik, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky and becomes the world chess champion.Bobby Fischer Quotes
September 1st, 1970 (September 01 1970)EventAttempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerillas, who attacked his motorcade. Hussein of Jordan Quotes
September 1st, 1969 (September 01 1969)EventA revolution in Libya brings Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi to power, which was later transferred to the People s Committees.
September 1st, 1964 (September 01 1964)EventIndian Oil Corporation formed after merging Indian Oil Refineries and Indian Oil Company.
September 1st, 1962 (September 01 1962)EventChannel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
September 1st, 1961 (September 01 1961)EventThe Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
September 1st, 1951 (September 01 1951)EventThe United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
September 1st, 1939 (September 01 1939)EventWorld War II: Nazi Germany attacks Poland, beginning the war. (See Invasion of Poland.)
September 1st, 1939 (September 01 1939)EventGeorge C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
September 1st, 1939 (September 01 1939)EventThe Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is institutedied in The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date.
September 1st, 1939 (September 01 1939)EventSwitzerland mobilises its forces and parliament elects Henri Guisan as head of army (an event that can only happen during war or during mobilisation)
September 1st, 1934 (September 01 1934)EventSMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
September 1st, 1928 (September 01 1928)EventAhmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
September 1st, 1923 (September 01 1923)EventThe Great Kanto earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.
September 1st, 1914 (September 01 1914)EventSt. Petersburg, Russia changes its name to Petrograd.
September 1st, 1914 (September 01 1914)EventThe last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
September 1st, 1906 (September 01 1906)Eventthe International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established.
September 1st, 1905 (September 01 1905)EventAlberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
September 1st, 1902 (September 01 1902)EventA Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
September 1st, 1897 (September 01 1897)EventThe Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
September 1st, 1894 (September 01 1894)EventGreat Hinckley Fire: A forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota, kills more than 400 people.
September 1st, 1875 (September 01 1875)EventA murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
September 1st, 1873 (September 01 1873)EventCetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
September 1st, 1870 (September 01 1870)EventFranco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
September 1st, 1864 (September 01 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
September 1st, 1862 (September 01 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of ChantillyConfederate forces attack retreating Union troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
September 1st, 1859 (September 01 1859)EventA solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service.
September 1st, 1836 (September 01 1836)EventNarcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington. The Rock Quotes
September 1st, 1807 (September 01 1807)EventFormer US Vice President Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason.Aaron Burr Quotes
September 1st, 1804 (September 01 1804)EventJuno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
September 1st, 1772 (September 01 1772)EventMission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
September 1st, 1763 (September 01 1763)EventCatherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy s plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
September 1st, 1752 (September 01 1752)EventThe Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.
September 1st, 1715 (September 01 1715)EventKing Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years-the longest of any major European monarch. Louis XIV of France Quotes
September 1st, 1644 (September 01 1644)EventBattle of Tippermuir, Montrose defeats Elcho s Covenanters, reviving Royalist cause.
September 1st, 1532 (September 01 1532)EventLady Anne Boleyn is created Marchioness of Pembroke by her fiance, King Henry VIII of England.Anne Boleyn Quotes
September 1st, 1355 (September 01 1355)EventTvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki.
September 1st, 0462 (September 01 0462)EventPossible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle.

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