Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of September




On this day in history:


1914: Russia St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg the capital of the Russian empire, changed its name to Petrograd.


1928: U.S.A. Dedicate Lincoln Highway

1st Sept. 1928 : At 1:00 p.m. on 1st September 1928 groups of Boy Scouts placed approximately 2,400 concrete markers at sites along the Lincoln Highway to officially mark and dedicate it to the memory of Abraham Lincoln.


1976: UK Severe Water Shortages

1st September 1976 : As the water shortages worsen due to the lack of rainfall, and the driest 16-month period since records began. Water standpipes are being erected in parts of the country where water reservoirs are at their lowest level. Some area's of the country water authorities have begun turning off water for as long as 6 hours per day and companies are facing limits on the amount of water they can use ( up to 50% of normal ) in an attempt to preserve supplies until the rain comes.


1985: Canada RMS Titanic Located

1st Sept. 1985 : A joint U.S. / French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic the British luxury liner that struck an iceberg and sank in 1912 with the loss of 1,513 lives. 400 miles east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic.


1989: Japan Lexus Launch

1st Sept. 1989 : Toyota launches new luxury cars as a new brand the Lexus hoping to compete with other major luxury car makers around the world


1999: U.S.A. Beanie Babies

1st Sept. 1999 : Ty Warner toys announces on their website that on December 31, 1999 Beanie Babies will be retired. Together with the announcement a small pint-sized black bear, called 'The End' is announced. Following continued consumer demand Ty Warner changes his mind and Beanie Babies are still made to this day.


Born on this day: September 1st.

1875: William Rice Burroughs - Writer

1924: Rocky Marciano - Boxer

1931: Boxcar Willie - Country Singer

1939: Lilly Tomlon - Comediene

1957: Gloria Estefan - Singer


If anyone would like to add to this let me know. I am always interested in more historical happenings around the world.

8 comments:

  1. Those are some fun facts from your history pool for this date.

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  2. I would love to cross the country on the Lincoln Highway!

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  3. Thanks for all the facts, fun to read.
    Sunny :)

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  4. thanks for the information. Happy September!

    AL

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  5. So hard to believe September is here all ready.

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  6. I love your little Happy September squirrel.

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  7. I love your round-up of September happenings. And the little images you start and end with are so sweet and so evocative of September. I've been a fan of Gloria Estefan more than 20 years and I never knew her birthday was
    1st September.
    Janice.

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  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone.

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