About September 1

September 1, 2021 is the 244th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 153 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 1

  • 462
    Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle.
  • 1604
    Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
  • 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.
  • 1804
    Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
  • 1859
    Solar Superstorm
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
  • 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.
  • 1905
    Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
  • 1910
    Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is created in São Paulo.
  • 1911
    The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21000 km.
  • 1983
    Cold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board die, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.
  • 1990
    The Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist is founded, following a split from the Communist Labour Party of Turkey.
  • 1991
    Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union

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