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September: Today in History
1923 - Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake
1939 - Nazi Germany Invaded Poland, Starting World War II
1666 - Start of the Great Fire in London
1789 - Establishment of the U.S. Treasury Department
1945 - V-J (Victory in Japan) Day: Japan's Formal Surrender
1189 - Richard I--the "Lionhearted"--Crowned at Westminster Abbey
1783 - Treaty of Paris Signed between Great Britain and the United States
1781 - Los Angeles Founded by the Spanish
1888 - Kodak Trademark Patented by George Eastman
1774 - Meeting of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1905 - Treaty of Portsmouth Signed
1901 - President William McKinley Shot by an Anarchist in Buffalo, New York
1822 - Brazil independent
1940 - Start of the German Blitzkrieg over London
1966 - Television Premiere of Star Trek
1974 - Richard Nixon Pardoned by Gerald Ford
1850 - California became a U.S. state.
1948 - Birth of People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)
1846 - A patent was granted to Elias Howe for his sewing machine.
1963 - Twenty African-American Students Entered Public Schools in Three Alabama Cities under the Protection of the National Guard
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
1936 - Boulder (Now "Hoover") Dam Dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2001 - Terrorists hijacked four airplanes in an event that became known as "9/11." Two were used to knock down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
1609 - Henry Hudson Began Exploring the Hudson River
1953 - Jacqueline Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Married
1941 - Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek became China's president.
1814 - Francis Scott Key composed "The Star Spangled Banner."|
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York.
1940 - The Selective Service Act was passed by Congress.
September 15-October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month
1821 - Independence for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
1935 - Nuremberg Laws Enacted in Germany
1963 - Bombing of a Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Killed Four African-American Girls
1630 - Shawmut, Massachusetts, changed its name to Boston.
1919 - The American Legion was incorporated by the U.S. Congress.
1944 - The first public Jewish religious service in Germany since the rise of Adolf Hitler (1933) took place, led by U.S. Army Chaplain Sidney Lefkowitz. NBC in the U.S. broadcast a service led by Rabbi Lefkowitz, with Max Fuchs serving as cantor, on October 26, during which the artillery shells of advancing American troops could be heard in the background. Click here to hear Max Fuchs recall the event.
1975 - Independence for Papua New Guinea.
1787 - Completion of the U.S. Constitution.
1862 - Battle of Antietam (U.S. Civil War).
1920 - American Professional Football Association (today's NFL) Organized in Canton, Ohio.
2011 - Occupy Wall Street Movement began in New York City's Zuccotti Park.
1810 - Chile Independent
1850 - Fugitive Slave Act Passed by the U.S. Congress
1947 - National Security Act Passed
2001 - Combat aircraft were ordered to the Persian Gulf by the U.S. government under President George W. Bush.
1870 - Papal States Taken from the French by Victor Emmanuel II
2001 - Tom Ridge Named as Head of the Office of Homeland Security by U.S. President George W. Bush
1792 - The French Republic was proclaimed.
1779 - "I have not yet begun to fight!" was proclaimed by John Paul Jones from the warship Bonhomme Richard.
1789 - First Judiciary Act Passed by Congress
1957 - Last Game by the Brooklyn Dodgers Played at Ebbets Field
1775 - Capture of Ethan Allen during the American Revolutionary War
1890 - Polygamy Renounced by the Mormon Church
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor, First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sworn In
1789 - Thomas Jefferson Appointed Secretary of State by President George Washington
1914 - Establishment of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
1542 - San Diego Reached by Portuguese Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
1939 - Nazi-Soviet Pact
1399 - Abdication of England's Richard II.
1938 - Munich Pact Signed
1949 - End of the Berlin Airlift
1966 - Botswana Independent