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.
  • 1532
    Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
  • 1715
    King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years – the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
  • 1894
    More than 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
  • 1906
    The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.
  • 1934
    SMJK Sam Tet is founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • 1939
    George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
  • 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).
  • 1951
    The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
  • 1961
    The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
  • 1969
    A coup in Libya brings Muammar al-Gaddafi to power.
  • 1980
    Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes president of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
  • 1982
    The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 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.

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