September 1: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1705, Tsar Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token."
- 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.
- In 1785, the "Haydn" Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dedicated to the composer Joseph Haydn, were published in Vienna.
- In 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
- In 1977, the first TRS-80 Model I computer was sold.
- 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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