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This Day in History - September

Historical events for the month of September, by day:

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 symbol 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 31st 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)

11 Islamic Al-Qaeda militants flew planes into NYC's twin World Trade Towers and the Pentagon(2001) More on September 911

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. (1914_

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

30 Rayon is patented. (1902)

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