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1st September 1838 (190 Years)
William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor, dies.
1st September 1914 (114 Years)
The Passenger Pigeon becomes extinct.
1st September 1939 (89 Years)
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II.
1st September 1967 (61 Years)
Death by suicide of female nazi criminal Ilse Koch.
2nd September 1666 (362 Years)
Great Fire of London, major conflagration that swept through the central parts of London.
2nd September 1937 (91 Years)
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, died.
2nd September 1945 (83 Years)
Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II throughout the rest of the world.
3rd September 1838 (190 Years)
Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor.
3rd September 1935 (93 Years)
Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an auto mobile over 300 mph.
3rd September 1939 (89 Years)
Beginning of WWII - France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland.
3rd September 1943 (85 Years)
WWII: The Allied invasion of Italy began.
3rd September 1991 (37 Years)
Frank Russell Capra, Italian-American film director, producer and writer of some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s, died.
4th September 1768 (260 Years)
François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, was born.
4th September 1888 (140 Years)
George Eastman registers the name Kodak as a trademark.
4th September 1888 (140 Years)
Oskar Schlemmer, German painter and sculptor, is born.
4th September 1985 (43 Years)
The first pictures of the wreck of the Titanic are released 73 years after the liner sank with the loss of 1,500 lives.
5th September 1793 (235 Years)
French Revolution: The French National Convention initiated the Reign of Terror.
5th September 1838 (190 Years)
Charles Percier, French architect who designed the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, died.
5th September 1847 (181 Years)
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was born.
5th September 1914 (114 Years)
The Battle of Marne occurs during World War I.
5th September 1997 (31 Years)
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, died.
6th September 1939 (89 Years)
Arthur Rackham, the British book illustrator famous for Alice's Adventues in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol and many more, died.
6th September 1997 (31 Years)
Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried in Althorp, with the service observed by over a million lining the streets and 2.5 billion watching around the world on television.
7th September 1556 (472 Years)
Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan, died.
7th September 1813 (215 Years)
United States was nicknamed "Uncle Sam". Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from NY stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's."
7th September 1866 (162 Years)
Tristan Bernard, French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer, is born.
7th September 1940 (88 Years)
World War II: The Blitz - Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London. This will be the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing.
7th September 1968 (60 Years)
Lucio Fontana, Argentine born Italian Sculptor and Painter, died.
8th September 1888 (140 Years)
Annie Chapman's body, the 2nd canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found in Whitechapel.
8th September 1936 (92 Years)
Nuremberg "Rally of Honour" (Reichsparteitag der Ehre) celebrated the remilitarisation of the Rhineland in March 1936.

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