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This Day in History: September 1

September 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1705, Tsar Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token."
  2. In 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia in August. The bell was mounted on a stand to test the sound, and at the first strike of the clapper, the bell's rim cracked.
  3. In 1785, the "Haydn" Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dedicated to the composer Joseph Haydn, were published in Vienna.
  4. In 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  5. In 1977, the first TRS-80 Model I computer was sold.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nick Noble (American soccer player), Conway Twitty (country singer), Elisabeth Richeza of Poland,(Queen of Poland d. 1335), "Boxcar" Willie (singer), Rocky Marciano (heavyweight champion boxer -1952-56)

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