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Canada 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

Russia 1914 Russia St. Petersburg 1st September 1914 : St. Petersburg the capital of the Russian empire, changed its name to Petrograd

Japan 1923 Japan Great Kanto Earthquake 1st Sept. 1923 : The Great Kanto earthquake struck Tokyo and Yokohama, on the main island of Honshu killing around 100,000 people
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U.S. 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.
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U.S. 1932 U.S.A. New York Mayor Resigns This Day In History 1st September 1932 : The New York City Mayor James Walker who had been the Mayor since being elected in 1926 is forced to resign following charges of graft and corruption in his administration
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Poland 1939 Poland Germany Invades 1st Sept. 1939 : German troops invade Poland by sending in 1.5 million troops at the same time the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields. The attack came without any declaration of war by Germany. Great Britain and France sent Hitler an ultimatum to either withdraw German forces from Poland or face the two nations in war and Two days later Britain and France declared war on Germany.
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Canada 1943 Canada End Of War In Sight 1st Sept. 1943 : Both Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt have been to Canada in the last week and are now scheduled for further talks as the Axis powers start to crumble , the war is now entering it's 5th year since Germany invaded Poland in 1939. They both thanked Canada for their efforts in the war but warn we have come so far and must not be down hearted as the end is in sight.

Germany 1943 Germany British Bombers Bomb Berlin 1st Sept. 1943 : Large fleets of British bombers used block busters and incendiary devices in a major attack on Berlin last night reigning fire and exploding steel in the 76th bombing attack on the city.

U.S. 1954 U.S.A. Hurricane Carol 1st Sept. 1954 : Hurricane Carol landed on the shores of the North Eastern states with winds in excess of 105MPH causing widespread damage and taking 35 lives in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The area has not seen a storm of this ferocity since 1938.
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UK 1960 UK Betting Shops To Become Legal This Day In History 1st September 1960 : The new Betting and Gaming Act has been passed which will bring into force legalised betting shops on British High Streets and will come into law from May 1st next year. The new law which will allow anyone old enough to walk into a betting shop and place a bet on British horse racing. Ladbrooks quickly asserts dominance becoming the largest chain




Hong Kong 1965 Hong Kong China Objects To US Base 1st Sept. 1965 : China is launching an official protest to the British government for allowing US forces to be based in Hong Kong as part of the U.S. military force against North Vietnam

Libya 1969 Libya Bloodless Coup 1st Sept. 1965 : A group of military officers have seized power in Libya declaring the country to be a republic deposing King Idris .

Iceland 1972 Iceland Bobby Fischer Becomes World Chess Champion 1st Sept. 1972 : American Bobby Fischer becomes the World Chess Champion in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. He had become the youngest United States Junior Chess Champion at 13 years old followed by the US championship at age 14 and many consider him to be one of the greatest natural talent Chess Players ever.
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Australia 1976 Australia Looks To US For Defense Against Communist Forces 1st Sept. 1976 : Following the success of Communist North Vietnam , Australia a country the size of the Continental U.S. with a population less than Greater New York is looking to America for it's defense and protection.

UK 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.

Russia 1983 Russia Shoots Down Korean Airliner 1st Sept. 1983 : Soviet jet fighters shoot down a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace killing 269 passengers and crew members.

U.S. 1989 U.S.A. Air Bag Laws 1st Sept. 1989 : New car safety legislation required all newly manufactured cars to install an air bag on the driver's side.

Japan 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

France 1997 France Princess Diana Investigation 1st Sept. 1997 : Investigators into the car accident that killed Princess Diana have revealed that the driver Henri Paul was drunk and speeding at close to 120 mph when the accident happened in the Place d'Alma underpass in Paris on August 31st
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U.S. 1999 U.S.A. Beanie Babies 1st Sept. 1999 : Ty Warner toys announces on their website that on December 31st, 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.
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U.S. 2000 U.S.A. Internet Fraud Case 1st Sept. 2000 : The FBI arrest Mark Jakob who has perpetuated a new type of financial fraud via the Internet. Mark Jakob had put out a fake press release claiming that the Emulex company's chief executive had resigned and that it had inflated its previous earnings. The result was a drop in stock value of 60% knocking $2.5bn off Emulex market capitalization value.


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France 2001 France Illegal Immigrants Eurotunnel 1st September 2001 : 100 more asylum seekers are captured in the Eurotunnel compound at Coquelle prior to their attempt to enter the UK as illegal immigrants, this is the third such attempt in a short time span and the British government is pressing ahead with legislation that will fine Eurotunnel £2,000 for every illegal immigrant found to have entered through its services.

Russia 2004 Russia Chechen Rebels Take 1,000 Children Hostage 1st Sept. 2004 : An armed gang of Chechen separatist rebels enters a school in southern Russia and takes more than 1,000 people hostage including children and their families on the first day of the new school year. During the siege that followed more than 330 died, most of them being children.


Iran 2006 Iran Plane Crash 1st September 2006 : A plane traveling from Bandar Abbas in Iran skidded off the runway and burst into flames, killing a total of twenty-nine people..

Japan 2008 Japan Prime Minister Announces Resignation 1st September 2008 : The Prime Minister of Japan, Yasuo Fukuda, declared he was going to resign after less than a year in the position. The surprise announcement came amidst dropping popularity of his government, political deadlock, and economic troubles.

Canada 2009 Canada Oil Sands Projects 1st September 2009 : Asia’s largest oil company, PetroChina, bought a majority stake for $1.7 billion in two oil sands projects in Canada. The oil sands are thought to be the second largest oil reserves in the world, but cost a lot to extract.

Iraq 2011 Iraq US Troops Have No Fatalities in August 1st September, 2011 : US Troops in Iraq faced no fatalities in the country during the month of August, the first time since the invasion in 2003. Officials stated that August was the first month without any hostile deaths or non-combat deaths.

Germany 2012 Germany Apology From Thalidomide Maker
1st September, 2012 : The German company Gruenenthal that manufactured thalidomide, a drug used to cure morning sickness in the 1950s that was also linked to birth defects, apologized for the first time in fifty years to people who had been born with birth defects after their mothers took the drug while pregnant.



Vietnam
2013 Vietnam Internet Restrictions Put In Place

1st September, 2013 : New internet restrictions have come into effect in Vietnam. The law banned internet users in Vietnam from talking about current affairs. The law states that social media websites, blogs and other websites are only allowed to share personal information and cannot share news stories. Internet companies as well as many human rights groups have criticized the law.