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September 1
1807 Aaron Burr acquitted
1945 Japan surrenders ending WW II (US date, 9/2 in Japan).
1969 Qaddafi leads coup in Libya
1985 Wreck of the Titanic found

September 2
1666 Great Fire of London Started
1789 The U.S. Treasury, was established by Congress.
1944 USS Finback (SS-217) rescues Lieutenant (jg) George Bush,
1945 V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WWII ends).
1945 Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam.
1948 Christa McAuliffe, teacher, was born in Boston. 
1963 Alabama governor forcibly halted public school integration

September 3
The American flag is flown in battle for the first time
1783 Treaty of Paris signed
1861 Confederate forces enter Kentucky

1939 England and France declared war on Germany.

1992 PowerPC chips arrives at Apple

September 4
1609 Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan
1886 Geronimo was captured. He died in 1909 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
1940 The USS Greer (American Destroyer) is fired upon
1945 Japanese surrender on Wake Island

1969 Ho Chi Minh North Vietnamese president, dies. 
1957 Ford Motor Co introduces the Edsel.
1957 Arkansas troops prevent desegregation
1959 Congress Regulates Unions (
Labor Reform Act)

September 5
1698, Russia’s Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
1774 The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia with 56 delegates. 
1877 Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse killed
1836 Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1847 Jesse James was born
1882 America first celebrated Labor Day.
1905 Russo-Japanese peace treaty signed and
the Russo-Japanese War comes to an end
1997 Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at age 87 (1910-1997) 

September 6
1901 Pres. William McKinley assassinated by Leon Czologosz in Buffalo, NY.
1907 the Lusitania, a British luxury liner, set out on her maiden voyage from London to New York.

September 7
1533 Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was born in Greenwich Palace.
1812 Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at the battle of Borodino.
1940 Germany began bombing London in the "Battle of Britain."   
1942 during World War II, the Russian army counter attacked the German lines Northwest of the city of Stalingrad

September 8
1883 The Northern Pacific Railroad across the U.S. was completed.
1900 A hurricane with winds of 120 mph struck Galveston, Texas, killing over 8,000 persons. Most deadly disaster in US history.

September 9
1850 California becomes 31st state.
1850 Territories of New Mexico & Utah created.
1945 A "computer bug" is first identified and named by LT Grace Murray Hopper

September 10
National Grandparents Day
1813 - American Captain Oliver Hazard Perry led in the Battle of Lake Erie

September 11
1789 Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
1971 Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.

September 12
1941 1st German ship in WW2 captured by US ship (Busko)
1965 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

September 13

National Peanut Day
1814: Francis Scott Key composed the Star Spangled Banner during the battle of Fort McHenry, Baltimore. 1860 - Army general John Pershing was born in Laclede, Missouri.

September 14
1812 Napoleon captured the Russian capitol of Moscow as it was being burned to the ground by fleeing Russian citizens.

September 15
1857 William Howard Taft (1857-1930) the 27th U.S. president was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1928 in Scotland, Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic effect of penicillin.
1935 Germany, ruled by the Nazi’s, adopted the swastika as its national flag.

September 16
1620 The Mayflower ship departed from England.

September 17
1787 Members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. 1787 - Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, delegates from 12 states voted unanimously to approve the proposed U.S. Constitution. 1851- 1st issue of The New York Times published.
1907 Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Burger (1907-1995) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.

September 18
1851 1st issue of The New York Times published.
1914 Ireland was granted home rule from England. However, World War I delayed its implementation.
1948 Margaret Chase Smith was elected to the United State Senate. She was the first woman to win election to the Senate.

September 19 
September 19, 1692 - Giles Cory is pressed to death for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
1859 "Dixie" first sung (NYC).
1881 President James A. Garfield dies from gunshot wounds received during an assassination attempt.
1984 England agreed to transfer Hong Kong to the Chinese.
1995 The New York Times and the Washington Post publish the Unabomber's 35,000 word anti-technology manifesto,

September 20
1830, a national Negro convention met in Philadelphia to discuss the abolition of slavery in the United States.
1850 Compromise of 1850 the United States Congress abolished slave trade in the District of Columbia.
1881 Chester A. Authur became the 21st president of the U.S. He succeeded James A. Garfield who had been assassinated.
1958 Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed in the chest at a New York City department store by an apparently derranged black woman. 
1962 James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett. Meredith was later admitted.
1977 The first of the "boat people" arrived in San Francisco from Southeast Asia under a new U.S. resettlement program.

September 21
1784 The nation's first daily newspaper, the Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser,
1937 American pilot Jacqueline Cochran set an airspeed record of 292 mph.
1947 Stephen King, Maine thriller/horror/suspense writer, was born.
1978 Soviet cosmonauts completed 96 days in space, a record for endurance.
1989 Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, South Carolina and left over 8 million dollars in damage

September 22
1776 Nathan Hale was hanged for spying on British troops.
1973 Henry Kissinger took the oath as U.S. Secretary of State.
1975 Sara Jane Moore takes a shot at President Ford as he leaves the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco

September 23
63 B.C. Caesar Augustus was born in Rome.
1713 King Ferdinand VI of Spain was born in Madrid. He was king from 1746 to 1759.
1779 John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"
1780 John Andre, a British spy, was captured with papers revealing that Benedict Arnold was going to surrender West Point, NY, to the British
1800 William McGuffy - author of the  McGuffy Readers was born
1806 The Lewis and Clark expedition, reached St. Louis, MO, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest.
1890 Yosemite National Park was officially created by the United States Congress.
1912 the Ford Motor Company instituted the 8 hour, 5 day per week schedule.
1930 Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier of Athegnenber, Germany.
1982 Sandra Day O’connor became the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice.
1993 Blacks were allowed a role in the South African government after a parlimentary vote.

September 24
1957 President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the National Guard to enforce racial integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. 
1936 Puppeteer Jim Henson, born in Greenville, Mississippi. Creator of the Muppets was born
1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery.

September 25
1789 The first U.S. Congress ratified the Bill of Rights.

September 26
1774 American folk legend Johnny Appleseed (1774-1845) was born in Leominster, Massachusetts
1777 during the American Revolution, the British army launched a major offensive that resulted in the capturing of Philadelphia.
1820 Daniel Boone frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85.
1919 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed from exhaustion after more than a month of intense work.
1960 - 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon & Kennedy took place (Chicago)

September 27 
1777 during the American Revolution, the British army launched a major offensive that resulted in the capturing of Philadelphia.
1869 Wild Bill Hickok, began his career as a gunslinger when he, as Sheriff, shot a drunken outlaw in Hays City, Kansas.
1964 Warren Commission Report was issued stating a lone gunman had been responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 23, 1963.

September 28
1066 William of Normandy invaded England and declared himself king after he defeated King Harold at The Battle of Hastings.
1904 a woman was placed under arrest in New York City for publicly smoking a cigarette.

September 29
1493 Christopher Columbus left Spain for his second voyage to the New World.
1789 the American Congress created the U.S. Army.
1936 Radio used for the 1st time for a presidential campaign

September 30
1452 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible
1867 Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
1898 City of NY established
1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

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