September 1st Holidays & Observances
Everyday is full of fun, silly and quirky holidays. Many have important observances too. Look down today’s list and see if anything catches you’re eye!
- American Chess Day
- Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day
- Chicken Boy’s Day
- Emma M. Nutt Day
- National Cherry Popover Day
- National No Rhyme or Reason Day
- Pink Cadillac Day
- Toy Tips Executive Toy Test
- World Letter Writing Day
September 1st Horoscope Sign is Virgo
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Symbol: Maiden Virgin
Colord: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 15, 23, 32
Personality Traits: Very hard working and very loyal. Perfectionist to a fault, can be critical of others.
Famous Virgos: Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Cameron Diaz, Mother Theresa, Stephen King, Warren Buffet, John McCain, Leo Tolstoy, Van Morrison. Chandra Wilson, Aaron Paul, Richard Gere, Bebe Rexha.
September 1st Trivia, Birthdays and Historical Events
- 1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
- 1838 – Saint Andrew’s Scots School, the oldest school of British origin in South America, is established.
- 1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German playwright and composer, known for his opera, Hansal and Gretel is born.
- 1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world’s first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
- 1894 – More than 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
- 1914 – The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
- 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.
- 1933 – Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist is born.
- 1939 – Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer is born.
- 1939 – In horrible history Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
- 1947 – Al Green, American lawyer and politician is born.
- 1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
- 1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres.
- 1996 – Zendaya, American actress and singer was born in Oakland, CA.
- 2017 – Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions.
- 2019 – Kevin Hart in serious car accident suffers from back injuries.
- 2019 – Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian to hit as it slams the Bahamas.
- 2020 – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will postpone the schools’ start date, which was scheduled for September 10 due to Coronavirus cases. [infoplease.com]
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