About September 1

September 1, 2024 is the 245th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 150 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 1

  • 1532
    Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
  • 1644
    Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss’s Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
  • 1715
    King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years – the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1772
    The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly – Confederate forces attack retreating Union troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1897
    The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • 1902
    A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
  • 1906
    The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
  • 1914
    St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.
  • 1920
    The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
  • 1939
    Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
  • 1939
    Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
  • 1958
    Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars.
  • 1969
    A coup in Libya brings Muammar al-Gaddafi to power.
  • 1970
    Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade.
  • 1974
    The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1435.587 mph.
  • 1980
    Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes president of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
  • 1981
    A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
  • 2004
    Beslan school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia.

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