2021 September

September 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 1

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

We are now on the 244th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far! There’s only 121 days left until next year.

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

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 interesting facts about September 1st in history!

What Happened On September 1 In History?

2015

Google adopted a new logo design.

OTD in 2015: Google adopted a new logo design.
1995

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

Ten offences could lead you to the death penalty in the state, but under 18s and pregnant persons are excluded.
Source Amnesty
1992

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

1978

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 prior to 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 I.

OTD in 1939: Germany invaded Poland in the free city of Danzig which started World War I.
1923

The Great Kantō earthquake struck Japan.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake happened alongside raging firestorms and a swirling fire tornado. 142,800 people lost their lives.
1894

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

1798

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

1785

Mozart published the Haydn Quartets on this day 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.

Did you know that on this day, September 1st 1992, Super Mario Kart was released in North America on the SNES console?