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1715King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1973George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1997Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000

1972Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

1535French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

1905Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada

200522nd MTV Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West wins

1986Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album

1831Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle

1969Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1948Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1980Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787

1986Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1913George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London

198715 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

2006Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

1763Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

1918Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

1939Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1986Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

1958Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1939Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff

1975Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

September 1st Historical Events
Date Event
462
Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. 
891
Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France 
1067
Baldwin VI becomes Count of Flanders 
1181
Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III 
1267
Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem 
1355
Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki. 
1482
Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine 
1511
Council of Pisa opens 
1535
French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal) 
1547
Charles demands creation of Imperial League (German state) 
1598
Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments 
1609
Pieter Both sworn in as 1st governor general of Dutch East Indies 
1614
Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany 
1632
Battle at Castelnaudary: Henri de Montmorency's rebellion army loses 
1638
-4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam 
1647
French cardinal Mazarin & duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan 
1661
1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James 
1689
Russia began taxing men's beards 
1695
Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names 
1695
French garrison of castle Namur surrenders fto the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England 
1715
King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch. 
1739
35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal 
1752
Liberty Bell arrives in Phila 
1763
Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow 
1772
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California 
1785
Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna 
1797
2nd National Meeting in Hague 
1798
Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India 
1799
Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan) 
1804
Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding. 
1807
Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire 
1821
1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail 
1831
Charles Darwin travels aboard HMS Beagle 
1836
Reconstruction begins on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem 
1836
Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington. 
1849
California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey 
1858
1st transatlantic cable fails after less than 1 month 
1859
1st Pullman sleeping car in service 
1859
R C Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare 
1859
A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service. 
1861
Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI 
1861
Skirmishes at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV 
1862
Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties) 
1862
Federal tax levied on tobacco 
1863
6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads Virginia 
1863
Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas 
1863
Rail & ferry connection between San Francisco & Oakland inaugurated 
1864
2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties 
1864
Battle of Petersburg VA 
1864
Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA 
1866
Last Navaho chief Manuelito turns himself in at Fort Wingate 
1867
Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School 
1870
Napoleon III captured at Sedan 
1873
Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande. 
1874
28th Postmaster General: Marshall Jewell of Conn takes office 
1874
Sydney General Post Office opens in Australia 
1875
A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband. 
1878
1st female telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston) 
1886
Netherland's New Code of Criminal law enforced 
1887
Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established 
1888
Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens 
1890
1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh 
1893
Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41 
1897
The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America. 
1898
Dutch soccer team Receiver forms 
1898
Lord Kitchener's troops attack Omdurman, Sudan 
1900
Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign 
1901
Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange 
1902
Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time 
1905
Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces 
1905
Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada 
1906
Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time 
1906
British New Guinea placed under Australian administration 
1906
Joseph Harris (Boston) & Jack Coombs (A's) pitch complete 24 inn game 
1906
NY Highlanders win 6th game in 3 days from Wash (3 straight DHs) 
1906
The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) is established. 
1911
M Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km 
1913
George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London 
1913
Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution" 
1914
34th US Men's Tennis: R Norris W III beats M E McLoughlin (6-3 8-6 10-8) 
1914
Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris 
1914
St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd 
1914
Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army 
1914
The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo. 
1915
The German ambassador to the US pledges again that German submarines will no longer sink liners without warning and providing safety of passengers and crew following the sinking of the British liner \'Arabic\' 
1916
Bulgaria declares war on Romania 
1916
US Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce) 
1918
Baseball season ends due to WW I 
1918
Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns 
1918
US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920 
1919
Frank Wedekind's "Herakles" premieres in Munich 
1920
France creates Greater Lebanon 
1920
New town hall of Rotterdam opens 
1921
Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar) 
1922
NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards" 
1923
18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup 
1923
7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000 
1924
Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake 
1925
Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee 
1926
British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms 
1926
Turkey allows civil marriage 
1928
Albania becomes a kingdom, with Zogu I as king 
1930
NY World reports disappearance of supreme court justice Joseph Crater 
1931
Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & his 6th HR in consec games 
1932
NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges) 
1933
Soccer team DVS '33 forms 
1934
Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced 
1934
SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. 
1936
Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek 
1937
4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560) 
1937
Battle of Gijon in Spain begins 
1938
Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews 
1939
Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill 
1939
Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years 
1939
Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes" 
1939
Switzerland proclaims neutrality 
1939
WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig 
1939
Gen George Marshall sworn in as the United States Army Chief of Staff 
1939
The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross was also instituted on this date. 
1939
Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization). 
1941
Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David 
1942
US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans 
1942
German troops land on Taman peninsula 
1944
Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns 
1944
King George VI promotes Montgomery to field marshal 
1945
Japan surrenders ending WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan) 
1945
Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season 
1946
1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg 
1946
Greece votes for monarchy 
1947
NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936 
1948
Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six 
1948
Communist form North China People's Republic 
1948
UN's World Health Organization forms 
1949
1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres 
1949
KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2) 
1950
13 North Korean divisions open assault on UN lines 
1950
West Berlin granted a constitution 
1951
PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad 
1951
US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty 
1952
Sutro Baths, SF purchased by George Whitney 
1952
Willem Drees forms new Dutch government 
1953
101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept 
1953
Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship 
1953
WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1953
WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins 
1954
Hurricane Carol strikes Long Island and New England, kills 68 
1954
Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cin Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49 
1955
2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel 
1955
KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory 
1956
KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400 
1957
WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1957
WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1957
WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1958
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open 
1958
St Louis Card Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a record 9 men in a shutout 
1960
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
1961
1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1961
The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate 
1962
12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran 
1962
KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1962
UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands. 
1963
Language laws in Belgium goes into effect causing a riot 
1963
St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate 
1964
Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets) 
1965
India & Pakistan border fights 
1966
KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings 
1967
WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1967
WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins 
1968
Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational 
1968
Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed 
1968
Pirate Radio Marina (Netherlands) begins transmitting 
1969
Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1969
Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris 
1970
Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain 
1970
Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador 
1971
John Newcombe is 1st top-seed man to lose in 1st round of US Open 
1971
Qatar declares independence from Britain 
1971
Rolling Stones sue manager Allen Klein 
1971
The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people 
1972
Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title 
1972
Egypt & Libya form federation 
1973
74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burns, killing 35 (Copenhagen, Denmark) 
1973
George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1973
Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions 
1974
Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect 
1974
Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open 
1974
Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed 
1974
The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds. 
1975
All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh 
1975
Gunsmoke goes off the the air 
1975
Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1975
KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS 
1975
NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons 
1975
NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents 
1975
5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh 
1975
US stripper well oil prices decontrolled 
1976
NASA launches space vehicle S-197 
1976
New Jersey's Meadowlands racetrack opens 
1976
Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray) 
1977
1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold 
1977
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1978
Indians' Sammy Stewart tosses 7 consecutive strikeouts (vs Balt) 
1978
Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV 
1978
Jacqueline Smith of Great Britain scores 10 straight dead center strikes on a 4" disk in World Parachute Championships in Yugoslavia 
1978
#4655 Marjoriika, #4814 Casacci, #5344 Ryabov, #6262 Javid & #8064 
1979
Debbie Boone & Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA 
1979
LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask 
1979
Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings 
1980
Dutch embassy in Israel moves from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv 
1980
Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787 
1980
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1980
Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 
1981
Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH) 
1981
Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees 
1981
RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show 
1981
Northern Ireland's first religiously integrated secondary school opens 
1982
Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London 
1982
Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH 
1982
Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks 
1982
Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon 
1982
The United States Air Force Space Command is founded. 
1983
Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet 
1983
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1983
WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY 
1985
Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion 
1985
US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland 
1986
Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1986
Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733 
1986
Paul McCartney releases "Press to Play" album 
1986
Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
1987
15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match 
1987
Smoking forbidden in public buildings in Belgium 
1988
Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London 
1989
"Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances 
1989
Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation 
1990
"Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 perfs 
1990
"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 perfs 
1990
Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02) 
1990
Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43 
1991
Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57) 
1991
Richard J Kerr, serves as acting director of CIA 
1992
NYC police commisioner Brown resigns 
1992
Tommy Smothers undergoes arthroscopic surgery 
1993
"White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 perfs 
1993
Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis 
1995
Infinity Radio agrees to voluntarily pay $1.7 million to US Treasury 
1995
NYC reinstates the death penalty 
1995
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio 
1996
Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 
1997
"Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater 
1997
Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan 
1997
Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic 
1997
Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000 
2004
The 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. 
2005
Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation. 
2005
22nd MTV Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West wins 
2006
Luxembourg became the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting. 
2006
Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner 
2012
Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali 
2012
Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines 
2012
Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district 
2012
US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan 
2016
Mexico president says Trump policies pose threats to Mexico 
2016
US, Russia fight over who killed ISIL leader 
2016
Apple chief Tim Cook says tax ruling 'maddening' 
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