A Few Things That Happened in the Month of September
By Alice Henry
October 18, 2017 2:03pm CST
These are just a few things that I made note of, as I kept up with the news in September. I write these bits of information in my current daily journal. September 1, 1939: World War II began with Germany invading Poland. September 1, 1977: Voyager 1 was launched. September 2, 1945: Japan surrendered: VJ Day September 2, 1789: U.S. Treasury established. September 3, 1783: Treaty of Paris signed: Ending the American Revolutionary War September 4, 1781: Los Angeles, California was founded. September 4, 2002: Kelly Clarkson won “American Idol” September 6, 1997: 2.5 billion people watched Princess Diana’s funeral on TV. September 9, 1776: Congress renamed the nation United States of America September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show September 10, 1776: Nathan Hale was captured and later hung by the British September 11, 2001: 2,997 died in the destruction of the World Trade Center. September 12, 1953: John F. Kennedy married Jackie September 14, 1947: Department of War split into Department of Army and Department of Air Force September 15, 1776: British forces occupied New York City September 15, 1857: U.S. President William H Taft born September 16, 1630: City of Boston, Massachusetts was established September 16, 1908: General Motors formed in Flint, Michigan September 17, 1972: M*A*S*H TV show premiered This show ended on September 28, 1983 September 18, 1851: First edition of the “New York Times” published September 19, 1881: U.S. President Garfield assassinated. September 22, 1862: Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln. September 23, 1846: Planet Neptune discovered by German astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle September 24, 1789: U.S. Supreme Court established September 24, 1960: USS Enterprise, first nuclear powered aircraft carrier launched at New Port News, Virginia September 25, 1981: Sandra Day O’Conner became the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice September 25, 1789: First 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution approved. September 27, 1954: The Steve Allen Show went National as the “Tonight Show.” September 29, 1789: The U.S. Army was established September 30, 1955: Actor James Dean died in a car crash. He was driving a Porche Spyder. Lots more things happened I’m sure. What can you add?
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