Born On This Day:
- Sir James Dewar, 1842
- Upton Sinclair, 1878
- Jelly Roll Morton, 1885
- Kenneth More, 1914
- 'Red' Auerbach, 1917
- Fernando Rey, 1917
- Rachel Roberts, 1927
- Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
- Ann Meara, 1929
- Henry Livings, 1929
- Sophia Loren, 1934
- Pia Lindstrom, 1938
- Bill Murray, 1951
Died On This Day:
- Jacob Grimm, 1863
- Fiorello La Guardia, 1947
- Jean Sibelius, 1957
- Jim Croce killed, 1973
- Roy Kinnear killed, 1988
- Jule Styne, 1994
- Raisa Gorbachev, 1999
- Simon Wiesenthal, 2005
- Polly Bergen, 2014
- AD 451 - Romans under General Aetius defeat Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne.
- 1198 - Richard I beats the French at Gisors
- 1258 - Salisbury Cathedral in England is consecrated.
- 1378 - Great Schism in Catholic Church begins as French cardinals choose Clement VII Pope despite Urban VI.
- 1519 - Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Portugal with five ships endeavoring to sail west to the Indies.
- 1797 - USS Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides' launched, but gets stuck and has to be re-launched 10/21
- 1824 - Trapper Jim Bridger discovers the Great Salt Lake; thinks he's found Pacific Ocean.
- 1853 - First railroad passenger station, Union Station, opens at Indianapolis.
- 1853 - Mr. Otis demonstrates first elevator.
- 1854 - British and French defeat Russians in Battle of Alma (Crimean War).
- 1857 - Delhi re-captured by British after three month siege.
- 1859 - The electric stove patented by inventor George B. Simpson of Washington, D.C.
- 1861 - Battle of Lexington. US Civil War.
- 1870 - Italy united when Rome taken from France by forces of Victor Emannuel II, which is why many Italian cities have streets and piazzas called September XX.
- 1882 - M. Goldman & S. Sachs join to deal in securities; now Wall Street's only private partnership.
- 1906 - Passenger liner Mauretania launched.
- 1931 - British sterling taken off gold standard.
- 1946 - Columbia Pictures is first to put TV commercial for movie on the air-'The Jolson Story.'
- 1946 - Cannes Film Festival opens; postponed from 1939 because of WWII.
- 1955 - Phil Silvers Show aka. Sgt. Bilko premieres on CBS to play 138 episodes until September 11, 1959.
- 1966 - Luxury Liner QEII Launched at Clydebank.
- 1974 - Cyclone 'Fifi' hits Honduras killing 10,000.
- 1999 - 7.3 Earthquake in Taiwan kills 2,109, injures 7,824. Epicenter: Sun Moon Lake
- 2017 - Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico at 6:15 am.; island virtually destroyed - no power, 34 dead.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Candida of Carthage
- Fausta and Evilasius
- Philippa and their companions
- Vincent Madelgarus
- Martyrs of Korea
- Day of Romulus, founder and first King of Rome
- Respect for the Aged Day in Japan
- JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
- ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
- LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
- CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
- BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
- CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
- ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
- YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
- SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
- SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
- DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
- PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
- LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
- CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
- OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
- NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
- NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
- RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month
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