History of the Month- September


Michelle Nguyen, Reporter

September 1st: 1878 – The 1st female telephone operator starts work, Emma Nutt, for the Edwin Holmes Telephone Despatch Company in Boston.


September 2nd: 1666 – Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed.


September 3rd: 1783  – The Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States of America.


September 4th: 1781 – Los Angeles was founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahía de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes).


September 5th: 1774 – Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


September 6th: 1909 – New York Times headline announces American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole 5 months earlier.


September 7th: 70 – Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.


September 8th: 2022 – The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II dies.


September 9th: 1817 – Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives a BA degree at Middlebury College.


September 10th: 1776 – George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers.


September 11th: 2001 – Two passenger planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists crash into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both and deaths of 2,606 people.


September 12th: 1758 – French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue.


September 13th: 509 – BCE The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.


September 14th: 2021 – 1 in 500 Americans have died of COVID-19 as the nation’s known death toll reaches 663,913 (Johns Hopkins).


September 15th: 1616 – First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.


September 16th: 1997 – Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO.


September 17th: 1787 – The US Constitution is signed by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention.


September 18th: 1787 – The US Constitution is signed by delegates at the Philadelphia Convention.


September 19th: 1893 – New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote.


September 20th: 1848 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.


September 21st: 1792 – French Revolution: The National Convention passes a proclamation announcing the formal abolition of the French monarchy.


September 22nd: 1761 – Coronation of King George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.


September 23rd: 1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement.


September 24th: 1920 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators.


September 25th: 1639 – First printing press in America.


September 26th: 1687 – Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon.


September 27th: 1908 – Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.


September 28th: 1921 – 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY.


September 29th: 1793 – Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine.


September 30th: 1877 – 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club).