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September 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 1

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September 1st is the day we officially celebrate Tofu Day as well as Letter Writing Day.

We are now on the 245th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There are only 121 days remaining in 2024.

To start the month off, here we’re going to give you some interesting facts about this day, as well as some fascinating events that all happened on September 1st throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1992, Super Mario Kart was released in North America on the SNES console? It would become the 4th best-selling SNES game of all time.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 1st in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on September 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2015

Google adopted a new logo design.

OTD in 2015: Google adopted a new logo design.

2000

Neversoft’s Spider-Man was released for the PlayStation.

This was both the first PlayStation Spider-Man game and the first Spider-Man game to be published by Activision, who had just acquired the license. It used the game engine from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, in which Spider-Man is a hidden playable character.

1995

A bill in New York to reinstate the death penalty became law.

Ten offenses could lead you to the death penalty in the state, but under 18s and pregnant persons are excluded.

1992

Super Mario Kart was released in North America on the SNES console.

1982

The United States of America founded Space Command (SPACECOM), the first of its kind in the US Armed Forces.

1978

The zombie horror movie “Dawn of the Dead” premiered in Turin, Italy.

1962

The world population on Earth passed 3 billion.

It was only 33 years before this that the population reached 2 billion.

1941

Jews in Germany over six years old were forced to wear the yellow star of David.

Those who didn’t display their badge were subjected to fines, prison, or even being shot.

1939

Germany invaded Poland in the free city of Danzig, which started World War II.

OTD in 1939: Germany invaded Poland in the free city of Danzig

1923

The Great Kantō earthquake struck Japan.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake happened alongside raging firestorms and a swirling fire tornado. As a result, 142,800 people lost their lives.

1894

Over 400 people died in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.

1804

German Astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding discovered the 3 Juno asteroid in the Asteroid Belt.

The third asteroid to ever be discovered, Juno, was initially thought to be a planet and only reclassified in 1850. It was named after Juno, the highest of the Roman Goddesses. It’s one of the twenty largest asteroids in the Asteroid Belt.

1798

Blacksmith, Patrick Lyon stole $162,821 in cash and gold from a vault at the Bank of Pennsylvania.

1785

Mozart published the Haydn Quartets in Vienna.

The “Haydn” Quartets are a set of six string quartets as his opus 10. They were dedicated to composer Joseph Haydn.

1752

The famous Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia, US.

OTD in 1752: The famous Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell became a national symbol of both freedom and justice.

1715

Louis XV succeeded his great-grandfather and became King of France at the young age of five.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Cassady McClincy? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1996

Zendaya

American

Actress

Zendaya

Age:

27 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1997

Jungkook

South Korean

Singer

Jungkook

Age:

26 years old

Born In:

Busan, South Korea

1950

Phil McGraw

American

TV Personality

Phil McGraw

Age:

73 years old

Born In:

Oklahoma, USA

1957

Gloria Estefan

Cuban-American

Singer-Songwriter

Gloria Estefan

Age:

66 years old

Born In:

Havana, Cuba

1985

Lilan Bowden

American

Actress

Lilan Bowden

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

California, USA

2000

Cassady McClincy

American

Actress

Cassady McClincy

Age:

23 years old

Born In:

California, USA

Quotes

Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.

1851

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American Naturalist

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

September 1: World Letter Writing Day
International

World Letter Writing Day

Put your phone down for a minute and step away from the computer, as today we’re doing things a little bit old-school. The art of letter-writing is all but lost, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. So practice this ancient art today and write a letter to someone you love!

September 1: National Tofu Day
United Kingdom

National Tofu Day

Tofu is one of the most versatile plant protein sources there is, and its uses are almost endless. Celebrate Tofu Day today by looking up a brand new recipe to try. If you’re feeling brave, you could even try making your own tofu block – it’s certainly going to be a fun challenge!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Young Tyrannosaurus rex’s probably had a thin coat of downy feathers to stay warm. They did not need them as they got older due to their size.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on September 1st all share the Virgo star sign.

Anyone born between August 23 and September 22 falls into the Virgo zodiac sign. Virgos are known for being caring, supportive, and well-organized in every aspect of life.

Those of you that were born in September have the Sapphire birthstone. Sapphires were once believed to be protection against poison. It was thought that if venomous snakes or spiders were captured in a jar containing the gem, they would immediately die.

If you were lucky enough to be born on September 1, you were likely conceived around December 9, the year before.

The due date for a baby conceived on September 1, 2024, is around May 25, 2025.

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