Thursday, September 1, 2011

September: This Month in History

This Month in History - September

1 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published. (1830)

1 Emma M. Nutt becomes the first woman telephone operator. (1878)

1 Germany invades Poland, starting World War II (1939)

2 The Great Fire of London is started (1666)

2 V-J Day (1945)

3 The image of "Uncle Sam", a symobl of America, was first used. (1813)

3 TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow premieres on CBS. (1951)

4 Ten year old Barney Flaherty becomes the first Newspaper Carrier. (1833)

4 George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".

5 Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards. (1698)

5 The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia (1774)

6 Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.(1995)

7 The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J. (1921)

8 Star Trek premiered on television (1966)

8 President Ford gives unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for any crimes related to Watergate. (1974) See Pardon Day

9 California became the 3st state (1850)

9 Elvis Presley first appears on the Ed Sullivan Show. (1956)

10 The Sewing Machine is patented. (1846) See Sewing Machine Day

11 The Beatles recorded their 1st single "Love Me Do". (1962)

12 Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. (1953)

13 New York City becomes the capitol of the United States. I bet you didn't know that! (1788)

13 Chiang Kai-Shek became the president of China (1943)

14 Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner". (1814)

16 The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution. (1620)

20 Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. (1973)

21 Henry Ford retires from Ford Motor Company. (1945)

22 The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4" straw in 33 seconds. (1999)

23 The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle. (1846)

25 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice. (1981)

26 The Federal Trade Commission was established.

26 The U.S. Postal Service was founded. (1789)

30 Rayon is patented. (1902)


  1. Whoa...and I thought I knew some things!

    Aroooo! Stuart

  2. Hi Julep and Derby! Nice to meet you! I like your last name :) and I love Westies! I have a Westie cousin, she thinks she's a big much terrier attitude in a small dog..BOL

    Wyatt and Stanzie too