In September 1945 Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett defied US restrictions and snuck into Hiroshima by train. Burchett was the first to tell the world about the effects of radiation on the victims of the bombing, which the US denied both before and after his story was published. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
After a Polish Admiral of German descent JΓ³zef Unrug was taken prisoner during WW2, his former Imperial German Navy friends came to visit him. Unrug refused to speak German with them, saying that he had forgotten that language in September 1939 the day Germany invaded Poland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C…
The September 1984 issue of Penthouse magazine is collectible because it un-covered the reigning Miss America, but is also contraband because it featured an underage Traci Lords. esquire.com/entertainment…
A Grateful Dead concert from 43 years ago still remains the largest ticketed concert in the United States. September 3, 1977, Englishtown, New Jersey 107,019 people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day is About, Lead Singer, Billie Joe Armstrong's Father Dying of Esophageal Cancer on September 1st, 1982, When Billie was 10 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wak…
Today I learned of Friedrich Kellner’s diary titled β€œMy Opposition”, consisting of 10 volumes, 861 pages, and 676 individually dated entries from September 1939 to May 1945. His diary offers a glimpse at what an average German citizen might’ve known of during the height of Nazi Germany’s power. timesofisrael.com/what-di…
Jonny Quest, which first aired from September 18, 1964, was an almost instant success, both critically and ratings-wise but it was canceled after one season due to the animated show's high production costs. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
King Leonidas I of Sparta died today, September 19th, in 480BC. He was actually approximately 60 years old during the famed battle of Thermopylae against Xerxes' Persian Empire. ancient.eu/Leonidas_I/
In September 1978, a paint scraper worth 15 cents was dropped into the torpedo launcher of the US nuclear submarine USS Swordfish, jamming the loading piston in its cylinder. When divers failed to free the piston, the sub had to be drydocked and repaired at a staggering cost of 171,000$ . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Today I learned of the 30 September Movement in Indonesia, an attempted coup by the Indonesian National Forces in 1965 where a wing of the army killed 7 generals and tried to capture the capital. The motive isn't confirmed, but evidence implicates the CIA and a double crossing general. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_…
The first true and complete remote surgery was conducted on 7 September 2001 across the Atlantic Ocean, with the surgeon in New York City operating on a 68-year-old female patient 6,230 km away in Strasbourg, France. It was named Operation Lindbergh. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
On September 2, 1945, Vietnam's independence was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh. His first words were "All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." cfr.org/blog/remembering-…
The first person to be arrested for drunk driving was one George Smith, a London taxi driver who ran his cab into a vehicle on September 10, 1897. Smith later pleaded guilty and was fined 25 shillings. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The world's oldest international border is Andorra's 120km border with France and Spain which was fixed in a feudal charter signed on 8 September 1278 moverdb.com/world-border-…
On September 2, 1859, there was an aurora of such extraordinary strength that it produced a field allowing over 2 hours of communication between two operators of the American Telegraph Line between Boston and Portland, Maine. arstechnica.com/science/2…
The terms 'D-Day' and 'H-Hour' were coined by America in WWI. In Field Order Number 9 written by the 1st US Army of the American Expeditionary Forces on September 7, 1918, it said "The First Army will attack at H hour on D day with the object of forcing the evacuation of the St. Mihiel Salient." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-D…
In September 4, Benedict XVI became the longest lived pope ever, surpassing the record set by Leo XIII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
On September 30, 1983 the USFL teams the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers traded rosters because multi-millionaire Blitz owner Ted Diethrich did not want to fly to Chicago for games. The move substantially disrupted a significant number of players’ and employees’ and their family's lives. maxim.com/sports/10-thing…
A Russian Cockroach named Hope gave birth to 33 baby cockroaches who were conceived during her 12-day space trip on the Foton-M bio-satellite, from the time period of September 14-26, 2007. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nad…
It took exactly 100 days to extinguish all of the fires from the September 11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
Metal band Dream Theater released an album on September 11th, 2001, called "Live Scenes from New York"; the artwork depicted the twin towers on fire, although it was soon recalled following the 9/11 attacks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
On 29 September 1940, a mid-air collision occurred over Brocklesby, New South Wales , Australia. The accident was unusual in that the aircraft involved, two Royal Australian Air Force No. 2 Service Avro Ansons , remained locked together after colliding, and then landed safely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
September, October, November, and December all have their names because the original Roman calendar only had 10 months, so for example October has "Octo" which means 8 in Latin theguardian.com/notesandq…
The original cover of the album 'Party Music'' by The Coup, created in June 2001, depicted band members Boots Riley and Pam the Funkstress destroying the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center using what appeared to be a detonator. The album was scheduled for release in September. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The chief of security of the company hired to organize and promote McDonald's giveaways, stole almost all of the top prizes between 1995 and 2000. The scam netted over $24 million. The trial began on September 10, 2001, but was overshadowed in the media by the September 11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McD…
In the middle of September 1939 Poles established first underground army in what would soon be occupied Europe polishhistory.pl/union-of…
A statute of 13th Century Buddhist Shinran Shonin survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima. It was then moved to the NY Buddhist Church on September 11, 1955 with a plaque that reads "a testimonial to the atomic bomb devastation and a symbol of lasting hope for world peace." lionsroar.com/new-york-bu…
Today I learned about Lieutenant General Timothy Maude; the highest ranking US military officer killed by foreign action since WWII. He died in the Pentagon during the September 11th 2001 attacks, just days before his office was scheduled to move. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Oktoberfest often has the majority of its days in September because the festival is usually 16 days long and its last day is traditionally on the 1st Sunday in October. In years where that day falls before October 3rd, it is extended to commemorate German Unity Day. rd.com/article/oktoberfes…
The poem to remember the days of the month "Thirty days has September", taught to children to this day, is actually at least a 600-year-old poem, with the earliest known published forms written in Old English and Latin, from 1425 and 1488, respectively. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
James Lovelock started defining the idea of a self-regulating Earth ("The Gaia Hypothesis") controlled by the community of living organisms in September 1965, while working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on methods of detecting life on Mars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gai…
Prudence Crandall, born on September 3, 1803, was an American schoolteacher and activist who is credited with running the first integrated school in the United States as well as running the first school for black girls in America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru…
On September 1, 1859 the Northern Lights were visible as far South as Mexico blogs.agu.org/geospace/20…
Today I learned of the Russian floating nuclear power stations, the first of which was launched September 2019 in Eastern Russia on the Arctic Sea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
Shrikant Jichkar ( 14 September 1955 – 2 June 2004) was known as the most qualified person in India. He obtained 20 degrees after appearing for 42 university examinations. He was also a politician, known to be the elected as the youngest MLA in the country at age 26 indiatoday.in/education-t…
Dennis Leary's foundation, the Fund for New York's Bravest, has distributed over $2 million to the families of the 343 firemen killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Congress has met outside Washington DC twice since 1800: July 16, 1987, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of ratification of the Constitution, & at Federal Hall in New York on September 11, 2002, to mark the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned of Bruce Edwards Ivins. A microbiologist & employee of US Army, he mailed anonymous letters with Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) to members of Congress and media in September & October 2001, killing 5 persons and injuring 12 others. He committed suicide in 2008 to avoid capture by FBI. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Today I learned about American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth invented the first functional image dissector in 1927. On September 7 of that year, the image dissector successfully transmitted its first image, a simple straight line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima…
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court in September 21, 1981 with a vote of 99-0. She retired on January 31, 2006. history.com/topics/us-gov…
On September 10, 2003, Kodak, the largest film company on the planet, announced it was no longer investing money in the development of traditional film technologies. The company that single-handedly invented the business of photography acknowledged the shift away from film. cineprostock.com/blog/jaw…
Today I learned of Lucy Ann Johnson, a woman who disappeared in September 1961. Her husband reported her missing in 1965, and he was suspected of her murder. In 2013, Johnson was found alive. She said that she had left because her husband had been abusive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Today I learned about Operation Sea-Spray, where in September 1950 a U.S. Navy ship spent a week spraying bacteria into the air about two miles off the northern California coast. The secret project's goal was to determine the susceptibility of a big city like San Francisco to a bioweapon attack. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The planet Neptune, which can only be seen by telescope, was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed for the first time on the night of September 23–24, 1846, at the Berlin Observatory, by astronomer Johann Gottfried. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The movie Big Trouble was originally going to be released on September 21, 2001 with a big ad campaign. However, the 9/11 attacks made a comedy with smuggling a weapon on a plane as a plot point seem unpalatable, and the movie was pushed back until April 2002, with a less aggressive ad campaign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Every year on September 11, firefighters in the United States will climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear in buildings or at the gym to remember the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/11/…
The creator of Frasier was killed on September 11th when his plane crashed into the North Tower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
September 9th is International Buy A Priest a Beer Day catholicgentleman.net/201…
The September 1988 Space Shuttle Mission STS-26 was the first NASA mission after the Challenger disaster in January 1986 and the first since the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission to include an entirely veteran crew, all having been to space before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS…
In the evening of September 11, 2001, a man named Henryk Siwiak was murdered in New York City. Since the entire police department was focused on the attacks, little investigation took place. His death remains unsolved and the killer was never found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…

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