1 September

1 September

September 1 is the 244th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 121 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 1st in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
  • Emma M Nutt Day
  • No Rhyme or Reason Day
  • Letter Writing Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 1

2004: 350 people and children are killed in a massacre in Beslan, North Ossetia

Armed Chechen rebels took over 1000 people including school children at a school. The rebels demanded international recognition of an independent Chechnya. The hostage crisis lasted for 3 days and ended after Russian troops stormed the school.

1985: The Wreck of the sunk ship Titanic is found in the North Atlantic Ocean

A French-American expedition group found the wreck, which sunk on 14 April 1912 on her first voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, U.S.

1979: Pioneer 11 makes its closest approach to Saturn

The NASA built space probe was the first probe to encounter Saturn – it flew by the planet at a distance of 13,000 miles (21,000 km). After its flyby, the probe went on a trajectory to go outside the Solar System. All contacts with it were lost a few weeks later.

1952: Life magazine publishes parts of the Old Man And The Sea

One of American author Ernest Hemingway’s best-known works, the novel tells the story of an old man and his fishing misadventures. Within a few days of the publication of the excerpt, 5 million copies of the magazine had been sold.

1914: Passenger Pigeons become extinct

Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon known to man, died at the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Ohio effectively making Passenger Pigeons extinct.

1939: The German battleship “Schleswig-Holstein” fires into the Polish city of Westerplatte on 1 Sept 1939, the first shots of WWII.

The German battleship “Schleswig-Holstein” fires into the Polish city of Westerplatte on 1 Sept 1939, the first shots of WWII.

1930: Ballooning pioneers Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer, wearing improvised crash helmets, Belgium, September 1930

Ballooning pioneers Auguste Piccard and Paul Kipfer, wearing improvised crash helmets, Belgium, September 1930

1918: “The Boy Scout delivering a pair of crutches to the wounded soldier.” – September 1918. World War I did not end until November 1918. Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer, 1874-1940.

“The Boy Scout delivering a pair of crutches to the wounded soldier.” – September 1918. World War I did not end until November 1918. Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer, 1874-1940.

1864: Ruins of CSA General Hood’s 28-car ammunition train and the Schofield Rolling Mill, near Atlanta, Ga., September 1864.

Ruins of CSA General Hood’s 28-car ammunition train and the Schofield Rolling Mill, near Atlanta, Ga., September 1864.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 1

1975: Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer-songwriter, actress

1970: Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress

1964: Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini activist

1957: Gloria Estefan, Cuban/American singer-songwriter, actress

1946: Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician, 16th President of South Korea

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 1

2013: Tommy Morrison, American boxer

1983: Larry McDonald, American politician

1981: Albert Speer, German architect

1947: Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier, adventurer

1715: Louis XIV of France


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