What Happened on Sep 1

  • Tebaldo Visconti (Gregory X) elected Pope

    Pope Blessed Gregory X (Piacenza 1210 – Arezzo January 10, 1276), born Tebaldo Visconti, was Pope from 1271 to 1276. He was elected by the papal... Read more

  • Tumu Crisis

    The Tumu Crisis (simplified Chinese: 土木之变; traditional Chinese: 土木之變; pinyin: Tŭmù zhī Bìan); also called the Crisis of Tumubao (simplified... Read more

  • Anne Boleyn is created Marquess of Pembroke

    Anne Boleyn often acted independently of her future husband, able to grant petitions, receive diplomats, preside over patronage appointments and... Read more

  • Wampanoag Attack the Town of Hadley, Giving Rise to Angel of Hadley Legend

    In 1676, at the height of King Philip's War, the war leader of the Wampanoag used a ruse to lure away the bulk of the colonial troops to the north.... Read more

  • Benjamin Franklin Marries Deborah Read

    At the age of 17, Franklin proposed to 15-year-old Deborah Read while a boarder in the Read home. At that time, the mother was wary of allowing her... Read more

  • The Currency Act

    On September 1, 1764, Parliament passed the Currency Act, effectively assuming control of the colonial currency system. The act prohibited the... Read more

  • Phillis Wheatley's Poems On Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

    On September 1, 1773, Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral was published in London, England. Wheatley's collection was... Read more

  • Powder Alarm

    The Powder Alarm was a massive popular reaction to the removal of gunpowder from a magazine by British soldiers under orders from General Thomas... Read more

  • Boston Campaign

    The Boston campaign was the opening campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The campaign was primarily concerned with the formation of American... Read more

  • Battle of Chantilly

    The Battle of Chantilly (or Ox Hill, the Confederate name) took place on September 1, 1862, in Fairfax County, Virginia, as the concluding battle... Read more

  • Battle of Devil's Backbone

    Description: Union Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt ordered Col. William Cloud to continue in pursuit of the Confederate forces that had withdrawn from... Read more

  • John B. Hood Evacuates Atlanta

    On September 1, 1864, Confederate General John B. Hood evacuated Atlanta, leaving the city, a crucial supply center for the Confederacy, in Union... Read more

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs is Born

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the... Read more

  • Emma Mills Nutt Becomes the World's First Female Telephone Operator

    When the first commercial telephone exchange began service in January 1878, teenage boys were hired as the first operators. However, the young men... Read more

  • Great Hinckley Fire

    The Great Hinckley Fire was a major conflagration on September 1, 1894, which burned an area of 420 square miles (1,100 km2) centered on the town... Read more

  • Bulgaria Declares War on Romania

    In 1915 Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Thompson, a fluent French speaker, was sent to Bucharest as British military attaché on Kitchener's... Read more

  • Great Kantō Earthquake

    On September 1, 1923, just before noon, an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 occurred near the densely populated, modern industrial cities of Tokyo and... Read more

  • Imperial Hotel Survives Earthquake

    The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake struck the Kantō plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 am JST on September 1, 1923. Varied... Read more

  • 'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins' is Published

    Set in feudal times, the story begins in the Kingdom of Didd, when King Derwin is riding through a street past Bartholomew Cubbins, a poor boy in... Read more

  • Bombing of Wieluń

    The bombing of Wieluń refers to the indiscriminate bombing of the Polish town of Wieluń by the German Luftwaffe on 1 September 1939, five minutes... Read more

  • Battle of Westerplatte

    The Battle of Westerplatte was the very first battle that took place after Germany invaded Poland and World War II began in Europe. During the... Read more

  • Battle of Mokra

    On September 1, at 0500, the German Tenth Army of Army Group South crossed the Polish border and initiated the invasion of Poland. The German 31st... Read more

  • Battle of Mława Begins

    The Battle of Mława, otherwise known as the Defence of the Mława position, took place to the north of the town of Mława in northern Poland between... Read more

  • Battle of Mława

    At noon on September 1, 1939 the Polish line of defence manned by the 20th Infantry Division was attacked by the 1st Army Corps under General... Read more

  • Battle of Grudziądz

    Battle of Grudziądz was a military engagement between German and Polish forces during the Invasion of Poland in 1939. It started on September 1 and... Read more