About September 1

September 1, 2020 is the 245th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On September 1

  • 1529
    the Spanish fort Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
  • 1532
    Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
  • 1836
    Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly – Confederate forces attack retreating Union troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
  • 1873
    Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
  • 1894
    More than 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
  • 1897
    The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Tran Thien Khiem became Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyen Van Thieu.
  • 1970
    Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade.
  • 1972
    In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
  • 1980
    Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes president of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
  • 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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