Once Upon A Time – Sept. 1 – 1969 – Colonel Muammar Gaddafi Deposes King Idris In Libyan Revolution

1715 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1878 1st female telephone operator starts work, Emma Nutt for the Edwin Holmes Telephone Despatch Company in Boston

1905 Wilfrid Laurier oversees Alberta and Saskatchewan joining the Confederation of Canada as its 8th and 9th Canadian provinces

1939 World War II starts when Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig

1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David

1951 US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense treaty

1969 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1954 “Rear Window”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

TODAY IN MUSIC

1785 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet, opus 10, in Vienna

TODAY IN SPORT

1972 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland; most publicised world title match ever played; Fischer 1st American to win title

MORE FACTS…

1962 United Nations announces Earth’s population has hit 3 billion

1914 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1730 US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

1843 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

1910 Actor John Barrymore (28) marries first wife actress Katherine Corri Harris (19) (divorced 1917)

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