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September 1st

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Narcissa Whitman

Narcissa Whitman

1836...Narcissa Whitman arrives in Walla Walla, Washington and becomes the first white woman to settle west of the Rocky Mountains.

1983...Soviet fighters shoot down a Korean Airliner killing 269 people. The plane accidently strays into Soviet airspace but is shot down even when recognized by the Soviets as a passenger airliner.

1998...A law comes into effect requiring all cars and light trucks sold in the United States to have airbags on both sides of the front seat.

September 2nd

Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad

1959...Henry Ford II introduces his company's 90-Horsepower, 30 mpg Ford Falcon. It is an overnight success.

1969...The first automatic teller machine (ATM) is open for use at the Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York.

2013...Diana Nyad, at 64 year of age, becomes the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage.

September 3rd

Malcolm Campbell

Malcolm Campbell

1783...Britain signs the Treaty of Paris. The American Revolutionary War is over. Britain now recognizes the thirteen former colonies as the United States of America.

1935...Sir Malcolm Campbell breaks the 300 mph auto land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah.

1939...Hitler invades Poland, and Britain and France declare war on Germany. Thus begins WWII.

September 4th



1886...Geronimo becomes the last American Indian Warrior to formally surrender to the United States. Geronimo will convert to Christianity and become a successful farmer.

1998...Google, the Internet Search Engine, is co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The two are students at Stanford University in California.

September 5th

Sam Houston

Sam Houston

1836...The Republic of Texas is created. Sam Houston is elected President.

1958...Boris Pasternak's novel Dr. Zhivago is published in the United States. The book is hailed an instant classic and awarded the Nobel Prize.

1975...A secret service agent takes a 45 caliber gun from Squeaky Fromme. She is is trying to shoot President Gerald Ford.

September 6th

Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold

1781...Benedict Arnold, now fighting for the British, orders the burning of New London, Connecticut. He will become one of the infamous traitors in American history.

1901...A 28-yearold anarchist shoots and kills President William McKinley at the Pan-American exhibition in Buffalo, New York.

1976...A Russian pilot lands the new Soviet MIG-25 in Japan and requests asylum in the United States. The plane proves much less advanced than expected.

September 7th

Maureen Connoly

Maureen Connelly

1896...The first electric car race is held in Cranston, Rhode Island. The Riker Electric Motor Company wins it.

1953...Maureen Connolly, from California, wins the Tennis US Open and becomes the first woman to win the Grand Slam.

1977...President Jimmy Carter signs a treaty that will give control of the Panama Canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.

September 8th

Galveston Hurricane Damage

Galveston Hurricane Damage

1664...New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, is surrendered to the British and renamed New York, in honor of the Duke of York.

1810...The Pacific Fur Company Ship leaves New York and six months later establishes the town Astoria, Oregon.

1900...The deadliest hurricane in United States history strikes Galveston, Texas. Over 6,000 people, and perhaps as many as 12,000 are estimated to have been killed. This is the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.

September 9th

Francis Folsom Cleveland

Francis Cleveland

1776...Congress replaces the term United Colonies with the new name of The United States of America.

1850... California becomes the 31st state in the United States of America.

1893...President Grover Cleveland's wife Francis gives birth to a baby girl in the White House. They name her Esther.

1942...A Japanese submarine approaches the West Coast of the United States during WWII. A float plane from the submarine takes off on the water. It flies over Oregon and drops incendiary bombs in an Oregon forest. This is the only air attack on the mainland during WWII.

September 10th

Catain Oliver Perry

Captain Oliver Perry

1813...US Captain Oliver Perry and the American Fleet win the Battle of Lake Erie. This is the first American victory against a British Naval Squadron during the War of 1812.

1962...Ron Laver wins the US Open. He is the first man to win the tennis Grand Slam since 1938.

1977...Hamida Djondoubi, an emigrant convicted of murder, is executed in France. He will be last person executed by guillotine in France.

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