September 1 – On This Day In History

1 September

What happened today in history?

  • 1914 - Martha, the world’s last passenger pigeon, dies in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • 1939 – Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War 2.
  • 1952 – Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is first published.
  • 1997Buckingham Palace announces the death Diana, Princess of Wales.


Who was born today?

  • 1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs -  American author (Tarzan)
  • 1962 – Ruud Gullit – Dutch footballer and manager.
  • 1966 – Tim Hardaway – American basketball player and coach.
  • 1989 – Daniel Sturridge – English footballer.


Who died today?

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