Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, September 1, 2008
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Thursday, September 1, 2005
US financial markets opened with mixed volatility in reaction to disruptions to the nation's oil distribution system along the Gulf coast and concerns for consumer spending. By the closing bell the NASDAQ and Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped two percent. President George W. Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and top economic advisers gave the markets a favorable bump after a noon meeting to consider financial impacts of Hurricane Katrina's devastation. //www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?siteid=googleguid=%7B110CA7EA%2DC83D%2D4369%2DAE3F%2DA082CE036F38%7D
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
n forces end the siege at a school in Beslan
, Northern Ossetia
. At least 335 people (among which are 32 of the approximately 40 hostage-takers) are killed and at least 700 people injured.
Hurricane Frances makes landfall in Florida. After killing 2 people in the Bahamas, Hurricane Frances kills 10 people in Florida, 2 in Georgia, USA and 1 in South Carolina.
Chechen terrorists take between 1,000 and 1,500 people hostage, mostly children, in a school in the Beslan school hostage crisis. The hostage-takers demand the release of Chechen rebels imprisoned in neighbouring Ingushetia and the independence of Chechnya from Russia.
Sunday, September 1, 2002
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Arab League disavowed the final statement made by the Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-up, claiming that they adhere to a policy of supporting Israel's right to exist within pre-1967 borders, and restating that the conflict in the Middle East is between Palestinians and Israelis, not all Jews.
Tuesday, September 1, 1992
In Beijing, police arrest Shen Tong for his role in organizing the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
Monday, September 1, 1986
Thursday, September 1, 1983
Monday, September 1, 1980
Wednesday, September 1, 1976
Cigarette and tobacco advertising banned on Australian television and radio.
Tuesday, September 1, 1970
An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis.
Monday, September 1, 1969
A coup in Libya ousts King Idris, and brings Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power.
Friday, September 1, 1967
H-Day in Sweden: At 5:00 a.m. local time, all traffic in the country switches from left-hand traffic pattern to right-hand traffic.
Friday, September 1, 1961
First meeting held of the Non-Aligned Movement
. The Soviet Union resumes nuclear testing, escalating fears over the ongoing Berlin crisis.
The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
Monday, September 1, 1958
Sunday, September 1, 1957
175 die in Jamaica
's worst railway disaster.
Saturday, September 1, 1951
Friday, September 1, 1944
WWII: In Bulgaria, the Bagryanov government resigns.
The Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving 3 days later.
Friday, September 1, 1939
At 04.45 Central European Time, under cover of darkness, the German WW1-era battleship "Schleswig-Holstein" quietly slips her moorings at her wharf in Danzig harbor, drifts into the center of the channel, and commences firing on the fortress Westerplatte, a Polish army installation at the mouth of the port of Danzig, Poland. These are generally considered to be the opening shots of "'World War Two"'. Simultaneously, shock-troops of the German Wehrmacht begin crossing the border into Poland.
Wednesday, September 1, 1926
Saturday, September 1, 1923
The Great Kantō earthquake
, killing an estimated 142,807 people, but according to a Japanese construction research center report in 2005, 105,000 are confirmed dead.
Thursday, September 1, 1910
Friday, September 1, 1905
The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are established from the southwestern part of the Northwest Territories.
Wednesday, September 1, 1897
The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
Saturday, September 1, 1894
Wednesday, September 1, 1886
Grasshopper Club Zurich is founded as first football club in the City of Zurich.
Saturday, September 1, 1877
Wednesday, September 1, 1875
A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish
anti-owner coal miners, the Molly Maguires
, to disband.
Sunday, September 1, 1872
Thursday, September 1, 1864
American Civil War
: Confederate General Hood evacuates Atlanta after a 4-month siege mounted by Union General Sherman.
Monday, September 1, 1862
Monday, September 1, 1856
Saturday, September 1, 1849
Thursday, September 1, 1836
Tuesday, September 1, 1807
Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr is acquitted of treason. He had been accused of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Mexico to become part of an independent republic.
Saturday, September 1, 1804
Tuesday, September 1, 1772
Thursday, September 1, 1763
Wednesday, September 1, 1723
The Treaty of St. Petersburg is signed.
Sunday, September 1, 1715
Friday, September 1, 1713
Tuscarora War: The Carolina militia led by Colonel James Moore returns to South Carolina after mixed success in the caign against the Machapunga and Coree.
Sunday, September 1, 1675
Monday, September 1, 1670
Thursday, September 1, 1644
Wednesday, September 1, 1632
Friday, September 1, 1617
Monday, September 1, 1614
Sunday, September 1, 1591
HMS "Revenge" captured by the Spanish following battle near the Azores.
Thursday, August 22, 1532 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 23, 1435 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 24, 1355 (Julianian calendar)
writes "in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum" from old town Visoki
A small Scottish and French force invades Northumberland, loots the city of Berwick-upon-Tweed and defeats a small English force at the Battle of Nesbit Moor (1355).
Friday, August 24, 1347 (Julianian calendar)
King Phillip of France meets with the Estates General
to ask for funds to further the war effort against the English
The Black Death reaches the French city of Marseilles
October ndash Ships arrive in southern Italy with the Black Plague
Pope Clement VI
unites several of Rome's upper-class nobility, who drive Cola di Rienzo out of the city
Tuesday, August 25, 1271 (Julianian calendar)
The construction of Caerphilly Castle, the largest in Wales, is completed.
The County of Toulouse is returned to the crown of France.
Marco Polo departs from Venice with his father and uncle on his famous journey to Kublai Khan's China.
Monday, August 25, 1270 (Julianian calendar)
December ndash Crucial aspects of the philosophy of Averroism (itself based on Aristotle's works) are banned by the Roman Catholic church in a condemnation enacted by papal authority at the University of Paris.
Witelo translates Alhazen's 200-year-old treatise on optics, "Kitab al-Manazir", from Arabic into Latin, bringing the work to European academic circles for the first time.
Tuesday, August 25, 1181 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 31, 462 (Julianian calendar)
The "Daming" calendar is introduced in China
by mathematician Zu Chongzhi
Emperor Leo I pays a large ransom for Licinia Eudoxia and Placidia. They return after seven years of captivity in Carthage.