Today in History - September 1

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69CE        Sep 1, Traditional date for the destruction of Jerusalem. [see Aug 29 70CE]
    (MC, 9/1/02)

891        Sep 1, Norse defeated near Louvaine, France.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1159        Sep 1, Adrian IV, [Nicole Breakspear], only English pope (1154-59), died.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1267        Sep 1, Ramban (Nachmanides) arrived in Jerusalem to establish a Jewish community.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1482        Sep 1, Krim-Tataren plundered Kiev.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1511        Sep 1, Council of Pisa opened. Louis XII of France called the council to oppose the Holy League of Pope Julius II.
    (PTA, 1980, p.432)(MC, 9/1/02)

1557        Sep 1, Jacques Cartier, French explorer, died in St. Malo, France.
    (www.plpsd.mb.ca/amhs/history/cartier.html)

1571        Sep 1, Famagusta, Cyprus, surrendered to Mustafa Pasha commander of the Turkish forces after nearly a one year siege. The terms of surrender appeared agreeable to Venetian Gov. Marcantonio Bragadino (b.1523), but Mustafa Pasha turned on Bragadino and had him violently tortured and finally flayed alive. 
    (http://historicbiography.blogspot.com/2008/01/marcantonio-bragadin.html)

1598        Sep 1, Spanish king Philip II ("Scourge of Heretics") received his last rites sacrament. [see Sep 13]
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1608        Sep 1, Giacomo Torelli, composer, was born.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1614        Sep 1, Vincent Fettmich expelled Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1648        Sep 1, Marin Mersenne (59), French mathematician, died.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1653        Sep 1, Johann Pachelbel (d.1706), German organist and composer, was born. He is best known for his “Canon in D."
    (WUD, 1994, p.1034)(SI-WPC, 1997)(MC, 9/1/02)

1689        Sep 1, Russia began taxing men's beards.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1676        Sep 1, Nathaniel Bacon led an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon's Rebellion came in response to the governor's repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians. [see May 10, 1676]
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1715        Sep 1, Louis XIV (b.1638), "the Sun King," king of France (1643-1715), died of gangrene. His wife was Madame de Maintenon, founder of the convent academy Maison St. Cyr. In 2006 Antonia Fraser authored “Love and Louis XIV."
    (THC, 12/3/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV_of_France)(WSJ, 11/4/06, p.P10)

1730        Sep 1, Benjamin Franklin married Miss Read.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1731        Sep 1, Pierre Danican Philidor (50), composer, died.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1739        Sep 1, 35 Jews were sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon, Portugal.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1751        Sep 1, Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, actor, librettist (The Magic Flute), was born.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1752        Sep 1, The Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1772        Sep 1, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa formed in California. Father Junipero Serra held the 1st Mass at San Luis Obispo. He left Father Jose Cavalier the task of building the state’s 5th mission.
    (SFEC, 10/11/98, p.T6)(MC, 9/1/02)(SSFC, 10/20/02, p.C1)

1773        Sep 1, Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, published a collection of poetry, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral," in London.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1785        Sep 1, Mozart published his 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1789        Sep 1, Lady Marguerite Blessington, beautiful English socialite and author, was born. She wrote a biography of Lord Byron.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1791        Sep 1, Lydia Sigourney, US religious author (How to Be Happy), was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1795        Sep 1, James Gordon Bennet was born. He later served as the editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
    (HN, 9/1/00)

1799        Sep 1, Bank of Manhattan Company opened in NYC. It was the forerunner to Chase Manhattan.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1807        Sep 1, Former Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason. [see 1806] Burr had been arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico. Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.
    (www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/burr/burrchronology.html)(AP, 9/1/07)

1821        Sep 1, William Becknell led a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1836        Sep 1, Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman led a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, was one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail.
    (HN, 9/1/99)
1836        Sep 1, Reconstruction began on Synagogue of Rabbi Judah Hasid in Jerusalem.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1838        Sep 1, William Clark (68), 2nd lt. of Lewis and Clark Expedition, died.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1849        Sep 1, Elizabeth Harrison, US educator (Natal Congress of Parents and Teachers), was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1849        Sep 1, California Constitutional Convention was held in Monterey.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1854        Sep 1, Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hansel & Gretel), was born.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1859        Sep 1, The 1st Pullman sleeping car went into service. George M. Pullman began outfitting railroad cars. His company was incorporated in 1867.
    (SFC, 7/1/98, Z1 p.6)(MC, 9/1/02)
1859        Sep 1, Richard C. Carrington (33) and R. Hodgson independently made the 1st observation of a solar flare. A day later auroras lit up all of the British Isles and telegraph communication was disrupted in every technically advanced nation.
    (ON, 4/12, p.5)

1861        Sep 1, Ulysses Grant assumed command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau, MI.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1862        Sep 1, A federal tax was levied on tobacco, especially that grown in Confederate states.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1862        Sep 1, Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill), Virginia, left 2100 casualties. One-armed Union Gen. Philip Kearny was shot and killed as he inadvertently rode into Confederate lines at Chantilly.
    (AM, 11/04, p.24)(AH, 2/03, p.35)
1862        Sep 1, Oliver Tilden of the Bronx was killed in the Civil War in Virginia.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1863        Sep 1, RR and ferry connections between SF and Oakland were inaugurated. Southern Pacific had begun running steam trains in the East Bay this year.
    (SC, 9/1/02)(SFC, 3/22/14, p.D2)
1863        Sep 1, 6th Ohio Cavalry ambush at Barbees Crossroads, Virginia.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1864        Sep 1, Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916), was born.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1864        Sep 1, Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuated Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops.
    (HN, 9/1/99)
1864        Sep 1, 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro, Georgia, left some 3,000 casualties.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1864        Sep 1, Battle of Petersburg, VA.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1864        Sep 1, The Charlottetown Conference, convened in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, was the first of a series of meetings that ultimately led to the formation of the Dominion of Canada.
    (HNQ, 8/22/99)

1865        Sep 1, Joseph Lister performed his 1st antiseptic surgery.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1866        Sep 1, James J. Corbett, "Gentleman Jim," heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97), was born. He was the boxer who beat the legendary John L. Sullivan. After his boxing career he became an actor and lecturer.
    (MC, 9/1/02)(SC, 9/1/02)
1866        Sep 1, Manuelito, the last Navaho chief, turned himself in at Fort Wingate, New Mexico.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1868        Sep 1, In San Francisco the Daily Dramatic Chronicle with widened coverage became the Morning Chronicle.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, BR p.1)(SFC, 8/7/99, p.A8)(SSFC, 6/7/09, p.W2)

1870        Sep 1, The Prussian army crushed the French under Marshal MacMahon at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
    (HN, 9/1/99)(PCh, 1992, p.516)

1874        Sep 1, In Australia Sydney General Post Office opened.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1875        Sep 1, Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist, was born in Chicago. He created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1876        Sep 1, The Ottomans inflicted a decisive defeat on the Serbs at Aleksinac.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1878        Sep 1, Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the United States, for the Telephone Despatch Co. of Boston.
    (AP, 9/1/03)

1882        Sep 1, The first Labor Day was observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union. [see Sep 5]
    (HN, 9/1/00)

1890        Sep 1, The 1st baseball tripleheader was between Boston and Pittsburgh.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1894        Sep 1, By an act of Congress, Labor Day was declared a national holiday.
    (WSJ, 9/25/95, p.A-1)(HN, 9/1/99)
1894        Sep 1, The Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley, Minn., and five other communities and killed over 400 people.
    (WSJ, 9/13/01, p.B11)(AP, 9/1/08)
 
1897        Sep 1, The first section of Boston’s subway system was opened. The Park St. Station in Boston was the nation’s first subway station. The Boylston Street subway opened in 1897.
    (AP, 9/1/97)(BS, 5/3/98, p.5R)(HNQ, 5/17/99)

1898        Sep 1, Lord Kitchener's army bombed Omdurman, Sudan. Lt. Winston Churchill approached Omdurman, the rebel capital, as a scout in the cavalry along with the rest of Gen. Kitchener's army of 25,000 men. [see Sep 2]
    (ON, 10/99, p.2)(MC, 9/1/02)

1900        Sep 1, Richard Arlen, actor (Alice in Wonderland) was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1900        Sep 1, Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht), was born.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1902        Sep 1, The Austro-Hungarian army was called into the city of Agram to restore the peace as Serbs and Croats clashed.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1904        Sep 1, Helen Keller with the faithful help of teacher Annie Mansfield Sullivan, graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College at age 24. This accomplishment was particularly remarkable because Keller had lost both sight and hearing at age 2 after contracting scarlet fever. Sullivan, who broke through Helen’s childhood isolation to teach her Braille and sign language, accompanied Helen to every class at Radcliffe, spelling lectures and books into her hand. After graduation, Keller embarked on a career of writing on behalf of woman suffrage, socialism and the rights of the handicapped. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968, 32 years after the death of her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, BR p.3)(HNPD, 9/3/98)

1905        Sep 1, Alberta and Saskatchewan became the 8th and 9th Canadian provinces.
    (Econ, 9/10/05, p.37)(AP, 9/1/06)

1906        Sep 1, Papua New Guinea was placed under Australian administration, which continued to 1973.
    (www.hubert-herald.nl/PapuaNewGuinea.htm)(Econ, 5/28/11, SR p.17)

1907        Sep 1, Walter Reuther, labor leader, was born in Wheeling, W.Va. He merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations
    (HN, 9/1/99)(AP, 9/1/07)

1908        Sep 1, The first railway in modern Saudi Arabia, the Hejaz railway from Jordan's border to Medina, reached Medina. This narrow gauge railway was shut down in 1915.
    (AP, 6/27/12)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Railways_Organization)

1910        Sep 1, Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Four Just Men) was born in London, England.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1911        Sep 1, M. Fourny set a world aircraft distance record of 720 km.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1912        Sep 1, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (b.1875), Afro-British composer, died.
    (http://chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com/Song.html#16)

1913        Sep 1, George Bernard Shaw’s "Androcles and the Lion," premiered in London.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1914        Sep 1, Russia renamed St. Petersburg to Petrograd.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1914        Sep 1, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
    (AH, 10/04, p.14)

1915        Sep 1, In the SF Bay Area 2 men were killed when eight tons of dynamite exploded on a train car being unloaded from magazines of the Hercules Powder Works to the steamer Century.
    (SSFC, 8/30/15, DB p.58)

1916        Sep 1, The US Congress passed the Keatings-Owen Act, which banned child labor from interstate commerce. In 1918 it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2gx7pm)(ON, 2/07, p.6)
1916        Sep 1, Bulgaria declared war on Romania as the First World War expanded.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1922        Sep 1, Yvonne De Carlo, actress (10 Commandments, Munsters) was born in Vancouver, BC.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1922        Sep 1, Vittorio Gassman, actor (War and Peace) was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1922        Sep 1, Melvin R. Laird (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73) was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1922        Sep 1, A NYC law required all "pool" rooms to change their name to "billiards."
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1923        Sep 1, Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion (1952-56), was born. He began boxing at the relatively advanced age of 24, but rose to the heavyweight title in 1952 with a perfect record. He retained his crown for 7 years, winning all six of his title defense prizefights, then retired undefeated in 1959.
    (HN, 9/1/99)(MC, 9/1/02)(SC, 9/1/02)
1923        Sep 1, The Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by the Great Kanto earthquake that claimed 99,000-143,000 lives. The 7.9-8.3 quake off Tokyo's shoreline killed some 99,300 people.
    (AP, 9/1/97)(www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/eq/faq/world.htm)

1928        Sep 1, US Boy Scouts planted 3,000 Lincoln Highway posts at one mile intervals across the US. The 1st was at Times Square and the last in San Francisco at the Legion of Honor.
    (SFCM, 9/1/02, p.6)
1928        Sep 1, Albania became a kingdom. Ahmed Zogu, a Muslim chieftain, proclaimed Albania to be a monarchy and established himself as “His Majesty King Zog I." Zogu pressured the parliament to dissolve itself, and a new constituent assembly declared Albania a kingdom with Zogu as Zog I, "King of the Albanians." He obtained Italian aid for modernization and weakened the constitution to arrange for his son to succeed him. The National Assembly gave him a title that translates into “prince."
    (CO, Grolier’s / Albania)(SFC, 6/27/97, p.A16)(www, Albania, 1998)(AP, 12/3/11)

1929        Sep 1, Maddux Air began the 1st direct aerial passenger service from SF to NY. The 48 hour trip included 2 nights on trains.
    (SSFC, 8/22/04, p.F8)

1930        Sep 1, NY World reported the disappearance of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Crater. He was last seen leaving a restaurant on August 6, 1930 and entering a taxi. Crater was officially declared dead “in abstentia" in 1939, and his case, Missing Persons File No 13595, was officially closed in 1979.
    (www.nymissing.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=44)

1932        Sep 1, New York City Mayor James "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigned following charges of graft and corruption in his administration.
    (AP, 9/1/97)

1933        Sep 1, Ann Richards, Gov-Tx., was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02) 
1933        Sep 1, Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], country singer (Hello Darlin'), was born in Miss.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1934        Sep 1, Jose Maria Velasco (1893-1979) began serving as president of Ecuador. He served 5 terms, but only one (1952-1956) without being ousted by the army.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mar%C3%ADa_Velasco_Ibarra)

1935        Sep 1, Seiji Ozawa, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), was born in Hoten, Manchuria (now Shenyang, Liaoning, China).
    (www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Ozawa-Seiji.htm)

1937        Sep 1, Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), was born in Utica, NY.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1938        Sep 1, Alan Dershowitz, attorney (Claus Von Bulow, OJ Simpson), was born in NYC.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1938        Sep 1, George Maharis, actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game), was born in Astoria, NY.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1938        Sep 1, Mussolini cancelled the civil rights of Italian Jews.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1939        Sep 1, Lily Tomlin, comedienne, actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me), was born in Detroit.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1939        Sep 1, Physical Review published the 1st paper to deal with "black holes."
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1939        Sep, 1, At 4:40 a.m., World War II began. The Germans attacked Poland with their strategy of Blitzkrieg, or lightning war. The war started at dawn with salvos from the cruiser Schleswig-Holstein at the Polish garrison in Gdansk. In 1989 Donald Cameron Watt authored “How War Came."
    (WSJ, 4/26/95, p.A-16)(AP, 9/1/97)(WSJ, 1/14/07, p.P8)
1939        Sep 1, A transport train carrying 250 children from Czechoslovakia disappeared as Germany invaded Poland. It was the last transport organized by English stockbroker Nicholas Winton (1909-2015).
    (Econ, 7/11/15, p.82)
1939        Sep 1, Hitler ordered the extermination of mentally ill.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1939        Sep 1, Switzerland proclaimed neutrality.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1940        Sep 1, Gen. George Marshall was sworn in as chief of staff of US army.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1941        Sep 1, Jews living in Germany were required to wear a yellow Star of David. [see Oct 24, 1939]
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1942        Sep 1, A federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
    (AP, 9/1/97)

1944        Sep 1, Leonard Slatkin, conductor, was born in LA, Calif.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1945        Sep 1, Americans received word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War II. Because of the time difference, it was Sept. 2 in Tokyo Bay, where the ceremony took place.
    (AP, 9/1/97)

1946        Sep 1, Barry Gibb, singer (BeeGees-Stayin' Alive), was born.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1946        Sep 1, The SF 49ers under coach Lawrence “Buck" Shaw, played their first home game at Kezar Stadium before a crowd of 45,000. They beat the Chicago Rockets 34-14.
    (SSFC, 1/22/12, p.A2)(www.49ers.com/team/history/founder.html)

1948        Sep 1, Chinese Communists formed the North China People's Republic.
        (http://worldtimeline.info/wor1948.htm)

1949        Sep 1, The 1st network detective series, Private Eyes, premiered.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1950        Sep 1, West Berlin was granted a constitution.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1950        Sep 1, In South Korea the USS DeHaven received an order from its Shore Fire Control Party to open fire on a large group of refugee personnel located on Pohang beach. Witnesses said 100 to 200 civilians were killed in the Navy shelling.
    (AP, 4/13/07)
1950        Sep 1, US Company C, 1st Battalion of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, was almost completely annihilated as North Korean divisions opened an assault on UN lines on the Naktong River. Only Company C and other elements of the 2nd Infantry Division stood in the path.
    (SSFC, 11/7/04, Par p.4)

1951        Sept. 1, At the Presidio in San Francisco, the US, Australia, and New Zealand signed the Anzus Pact, a joint security alliance to govern their relations.
    (Park, Spring/95, p.2)(AP, 9/1/97)
1951        Sep 1, PM Ben-Gurion ordered the establishment of Mossad, the Israeli secret service.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1952        Sep 1, Sutro Baths in SF was purchased by developer George Whitney. He sold it to the National Parks Service in 1977.
    (SFC, 4/14/99, Z1 p.4)(SC, 9/1/02)

1954        Sep 1, Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) became pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
    (SFEM, 2/2/97, p.8)(ON, 4/2011, p.2)

1955        Sep 1, Philip Loeb (61), actor (Jake-The Goldbergs), died.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1956        Sep 1, Indian state of Tripura became a territory.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1957        Sep 1, Gloria Estefan, singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga, 1-2-3), was born in Cuba.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1960        Sep 1, Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons," premiered in London.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1961        Sep 1, TWA Flight 529, a Lockheed Constellation L-049 propliner, crashed shortly after takeoff from Midway Airport in Chicago, killing all 73 passengers and 5 crew on board; it was at the time the deadliest single plane disaster in US history.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_529)
1961        Sep 1, The Soviet Union ended a moratorium on atomic testing with an above-ground nuclear explosion in central Asia.
    (AP, 9/1/01)
1961        Sep 1, Eero Saarinen (51), Finnish-US architect (Dulles Airport), died.
    (MC, 9/1/02)

1962        Sep 1, UN announced Earth’s that human population has hit 3 billion.
    (MC, 9/1/02)
1962        Sep 1, Some 10,000 died in an earthquake in western Iran.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1963        Sep 1, Turkey moved politically closer to Europe with the Treaty of Ankara. It reduced duties and implicitly recognized Turkey’s right to join the European Economic Community.
    (http://tinyurl.com/tgab2)(WSJ, 9/7/04, p.A10)(WSJ, 10/6/04, p.A17)

1965        Sep 1-19, Indian gains led to a major Pakistani counterattack in the southern sector, in Punjab, where Indian forces were caught unprepared and suffered heavy losses. The sheer strength of the Pakistani thrust, which was spearheaded by seventy tanks and two infantry brigades, led Indian commanders to call in air support. Pakistan retaliated on September 2 with its own air strikes in both Kashmir and Punjab.
    (http://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr65/fkashmir1965)
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A12)(SFEC, 8/3/97, p.A15)(HN, 9/6/98)(SFC, 6/8/02, p.A20)(MC, 9/1/02)(Encyclopaedia.com, 2002)

1967        Sep 1, New York state’s Taylor Law went into effect. It severely curtailed the ability of public employees in the state to strike.
    (SSFC, 10/20/13, p.E2)
1967        Sep 1, James Dunn (65), actor (Uncle Earl-It's a Great Life), died.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1967        Sep 1, Siegfried Sassoon (b.1886), WW I English soldier poet, died. His books included “Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man" (1928). In 2005 Max Egremont authored the biography: “Siegfried Sassoon."
    (WSJ, 12/1/05, p.D9)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Sassoon)

1968        Sep 1, Pirate Radio Marina in the Netherlands began transmitting.
    (SC, 9/1/02)

1969        Sep 1, There was a race riot in Hartford, Connecticut.
    (http://tinyurl.com/6qb7y4)
1969        Sep 1, A coup in Libya overthrew the monarchy of King Idris and brought Moammar Gadhafi (27) to power. Gadhafi emerged as leader of the revolutionary government and ordered the closure of a U.S. Air Force base.
    (AP, 9/1/99)(SFEC, 4/9/00, p.C12)(AP, 12/30/03)
1969        Sep 1, Drew Pearson (b.1897), Washington Post columnist and newscaster, died.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USApearsonD.htm)

1970        Sep 1, Dr. Hugh Scott of Washington, D.C., became the first African-American superintendent of schools in a major U.S. city.
    (HN, 9/1/99)

1972        Sep 1, American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. In 2004 David Edmonds and John Eidinow authored "Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time."
    (AP, 9/1/97)(SSFC, 2/07/04, p.M1)

1973        Sep 1, In Copenhagen, Denmark, the 74-year-old Hafnia Hotel burned, killing 35.
    (www.youtube.com/watch?v=44yFsCt3z7Q)

1974        Sep 1, Jack Shelley (b.1905), former SF mayor (1964-1968), died.
    (SFC, 9/1/00, p.D6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Shelley)
1974         Sep 1, In the Netherlands laws prohibiting pirate radio came into effect.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Caroline)

1975        Sep 1, NYC transit fares rose from 35 cents to 50 cents.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_transit_fares)
1975        Sep 1, Bougainville Island announced the formation of the "Republic of the North Solomons," but failed in its bid to secede from Papua New Guinea.
    (WSJ, 3/18/98, p.A14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bougainville)
1975        Sep 1, Israel and Egypt initialed the Sinai II agreement on disengagement. A ceremonial signing was held in Geneva on Sep 4.
    (www.jafi.org.il/education/jafi75/timeline6f.html)

1976        Sep 1, U.S. Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, resigned in the wake of a scandal in which he admitted having an affair with secretary Elizabeth Ray.
    (AP, 9/1/97)
1976        Sep 1, The New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opened.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadowlands_Sports_Complex)

1977        Sep 1, Ethel Waters (b.1896), African-American blues and jazz vocalist, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Waters)

1979        Sep 1, A Los Angeles court ordered Clayton Moore (1914-1999), born as Jack Carlton Moore, to stop wearing the Lone Ranger mask.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2ngftg)(http://wapedia.mobi/en/Clayton_Moore)
1979        Sep 1, Pioneer 11 made the 1st fly-by of Saturn and discovered new moon rings. Ring F of Saturn was discovered by Lonny Baker at NASA's Ames Research Center from data sent by Pioneer 11.
    (Ind, 7/27/99, p.1A)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_11)

1981        Sep 1, Albert Speer, a close associate of Adolf Hitler who ran the Nazi war machine, died at a London hospital at age 76.
    (AP, 9/1/01)
1981        Sep 1, In the Central African Republic army chief Andre Kolingba (d.2010 at 73) took over power in another coup that deposed independence leader David Dacko. Kolingba agreed to re-instate a multi-party system in 1991, but continued to rule until 1993.
    (SFC, 5/22/96, p.A9)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Kolingba)(AFP, 2/8/10)
1981        Sep 1, In Uruguay Gregorio Alvarez (b.1926), commander-in-chief of the army (1978-1979), became the country’s de facto president and continued until Feb 12, 1985.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Conrado_%C3%81lvarez)

1982        Sep 1, The US Congress created the 110,000 acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
    (SFEC, 8/16/98, p.A15)
1982        Sep 1, The evacuation of the PLO from Lebanon ended.
    (www.mideastweb.org/timeline.htm)
1982        Sep 1, Mexico’s President Lopez Portillo nationalized the private banks. There was an economic catastrophe that has been labeled the Mexican debt crisis. Mexicans sent hundreds of millions of dollars abroad amid devaluations and bank nationalization.
    (http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=330)(WSJ, 7/8/96, p.A1)

1983        Sep 1, The KAL flight 007 was downed by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace. 269 people were killed aboard the Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 including sixty-one Americans, among them Georgia Representative Larry McDonald. The order was given by Soviet Gen’l. Anatoly Kornukov who held that the plane was part of a hostile US operation. In 2005 the History Channel featured a TV documentary on the tragedy.
    (SFC, 5/29/96, A3)(AP, 9/1/97)(WSJ, 1/23/98, p.A1)(TV, 12/22/05)
1983        Sep 1, Henry "Scoop" Jackson (b.1912), Sen-D-Wash., died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_M._Jackson)

1984        Sep 1, Howland Chamberlain (b.1911), American film actor, died in Oakland, Ca.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0150166/)

1985        Sep 1, A US-French expedition located the wreckage of Titanic, sunk in 1915, about 560 miles off Newfoundland, Canada.
    (www.titanic-titanic.com/discovery_of_titanic.shtml)

1986        Sep 1, Paul McCartney released his "Press to Play" album.
    (SC, 9/1/02)
1986        Sep 1, Murray Hamilton (b.1923), film, theater and TV actor, died in North Carolina.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0358069/)

1987        Sep 1, In California S. Brian Wilson (46), Vietnam veteran, had his legs sliced off when a munitions train at the Concord Naval Weapons Station ran him over during the Nuremberg Actions protest against weapons shipments to Central America.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.A19)(AP, 9/1/97)
1987        Sep 1, After Jewish leaders met with the Pope at Castel Gandolfo it was announced that a document would be produced on the Holocaust. The document was made public Mar 16, 1998.
    (SFEC, 3/15/98, p.A24)

1988        Sep 1, Leonor Sullivan (b.1902), Rep-D-Missouri, (1955-77), died.
    (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/sullivan6.html)

1989        Sep 1, A. Bartlett Giamatti (51), Baseball Commissioner, died of heart attack at his summer home in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
    (AP, 9/1/99)

1990        Sep 1, President Bush announced that he and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev would meet in Helsinki, Finland, for a “free-flowing" one-day summit on the Persian Gulf crisis and other issues.
    (AP, 9/1/00)

1991        Sep 1, The Burning Man Festival came to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada from Baker’s Beach in San Francisco.
    (SFC, 8/30/97, p.A15)
1991        Sep 1, Yugoslavia's presidency and the country's feuding republics accepted a European Community plan designed to stop months of fierce fighting among Croats, Serbs and the army.
    (AP, 9/1/01)

1992        Sep 1, Defying a U.S. government warning, Bobby Fischer announced he would play his one-time rival, Boris Spassky, in a $5 million chess match in Yugoslavia despite United Nations-imposed sanctions.
    (AP, 9/1/97)

1993        Sep 1, The Pentagon unveiled a five-year defense plan to further shrink the U.S. military in favor of a lean, high-tech force.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
1993        Sep 1, Louis Freeh was sworn in as director of the FBI.
    (AP, 9/1/99)

1994        Sep 1, Chicago police found the body of 11-year-old Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, a suspect in a gang-related killing who apparently became a victim of gang violence.
    (AP, 9/1/99)
1994        Sep 1, Morocco established low-level diplomatic relations with Israel.
    (AP, 9/1/99)

1995        Sep 1, The 716-acre Limekiln State Park on the California Big Sur coast opened.
    (SFEC, 3/30/97, p.T3)
1995        Sep 1, A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
    (AP, 9/1/00)
1995        Sep 1, The death penalty in NY State, signed into law on March 7, became effective.
    (www.nycdo.org/)
1995        Sep 1, Moammar Khadafy of Libya announced the expulsion of all 30,000 Palestinians from Libya. More than 1,200 ended up in a border camp between Libya and Egypt.
    (SFC, 8/22/96, p.E1)

1996        Sep 1, A day after Iraqi forces moved into a Kurdish safe haven, U.S. officials were warning the Baghdad government that the incursion would not go unpunished. That same day, Iraq ordered its troops to withdraw from Irbil.
    (AP, 9/1/97)       
1996        Sep 1, In India wolves were reported to have killed 33 children in the area of Banbirpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Some reports had it that at least some of the killings were by disguised human beings.
    (SFC, 9/1/96, p.A16)

1997        Sep 1, The 32nd annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, led by Jerry Lewis, ended with a record $50.5 million pledged.
    (SFC, 9/3/97, p.E5)
1997        Sep 1, The 2nd phase of the minimum wage raise to $5.15 per hour went into effect
    (SFC, 9/1/97, p.A3)(http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/blminwage.htm)
1997        Sep 1, Scientists announced in the Physics Review Letters that evidence was found for an exotic meson subatomic particle. It is supposed to be composed of an unusual quark combination and only exists for a trillionth of a trillionth of a second. The experiment supports the current standard model of physics in which 3 quarks make a proton or a neutron and 2 quarks can combine to make a meson.
    (SFC, 9/1/97, p.A7)
1997        Sep 1, In Bosnia several hundred Bosnian Serbs attacked some 300 armed US troops in an effort to take back a key TV transmitter that was seized by the Americans last week. The melee was a standoff.
    (SFC, 9/2/97, p.A10)
1997        Sep 1, As Britain continued to mourn the untimely death of Princess Diana, came word from a source in the Paris prosecutor's office that Diana's driver, Henri Paul, was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
1997        Sep 1, In Switzerland robbers made off with $37 million in cash from a Zurich post office. By Sep 8 Swiss and Italian police had detained 13 suspects. A total of 19 people in five countries were arrested in connection with the case.
    (WSJ, 9/2/97, p.A1)(SFC, 9/9/97, p.A11)(AP, 9/1/07)

1998        Sep 1, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 56th and 57th home runs, breaking the one-season record set by Hack Wilson in 1930.
    (AP, 9/1/99)
1998        Sep 1, The DJIA rebounded 288 points and the stock market set an all-time trading volume record with 1.201 billion shares traded on the NYSE.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A1)
1998        Sep 1, The California Legislature salvaged the Headwaters forest deal by one vote and approved $425 million to acquire 9,400 acres of redwood forest. The federal government already approved $250 million.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A3)
1998        Sep 1, A federal appeals court in NY ruled that the Million Youth March in NYC may take place with a reduced duration to 4 hours from 12, and a limited range to 6 blocks from 29.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A3)
1998        Sep 1, Pilots for Air Canada went on strike for the first time in the association’s 61 year history.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A10)
1998        Sep 1, China imposed a ban on logging upstream on the Yangtze effective by this date due to the excess flooding following a half-century of clear-cutting.
    (SFEC, 9/27/98, p.A20)(WSJ, 12/23/03, p.A1)
1998        Sep 1, In Malaysia capital controls were imposed on the stock market. Foreigners holding stocks were not allowed to take their money out of the country for one year.
    (WSJ, 9/8/98, p.A14)
1998        Sep 1, During a Kremlin summit overshadowed by Russian economic and political upheaval, President Clinton offered Boris Yeltsin a prescription for tough reforms to lift the country from its crisis.
    (AP, 9/1/99)
1998        Sep 1, In Russia the Duma rejected the nomination by pres. Yeltsin for Viktor Chernomyrdin as premier. Chernomyrdin said he would form a government without waiting for parliamentary approval.
    (WSJ, 9/3/98, p.A1)(SFC, 9/2/98, p.A8)
1998        Sep 1, Vietnam freed 5,000 inmates.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A9)

1999        Sep 1, Twenty-two of baseball’s 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union’s failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract.
    (AP, 9/1/00)
1999        Sep 1, Attorney General Janet Reno ordered US marshals to FBI headquarters to seize an infrared videotape containing a recording of FBI communications made during the 1993 FBI assault of the Branch Davidian sect in Waco, Texas. FBI officials had stated that no tape of that stage of the operation existed.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A3)(SFC, 9/3/99, p.A3)
1999        Sep 1, Researchers reported that a strain of mice was genetically engineered with an extra gene for a brain protein called NR2B that helped the mice remember objects longer that normal mice.
    (WSJ, 9/2/99, p.B12)
1999        Sep 1, The 8th biennial summit of Francophone nations was scheduled to open in Moncton, New Brunswick.
    (WSJ, 8/30/99, p.B1)
1999        Sep 1, Colombia took delivery of 6 refurbished Vietnam-era US military helicopters for use in the drug war.
    (WSJ, 9/2/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 1, In East Timor pro-Indonesia militia shot and hacked to death Jorges Francisco Bonaparte (19), a pro-independence activist, a few yards from the gate of the UN compound in Dili.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, In East Timor pro-independence campaigner Guido Alves Correia in Dili was murdered. In 2004 Beny Ludji, an Indonesian citizen who was formerly a commander of the pro-Jakarta Aitarak militia, was sentenced to eight years in prison for the murder. Jose Gusmao, one of Ludji's men, was sentenced to 30 months.
    (AFP, 5/19/04)
1999        Sep 1, Israeli shelling in southern Lebanon left 2 Lebanese civilians dead after a roadside bomb killed 2 Israeli-allied militiamen.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 1, In Jerusalem disagreement over the release of 30 Palestinians, jailed for killing Israelis, was the only issue holding up the signing of a land-for-security deal.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, The Venice Film Festival opened.
    (SFEC, 8/15/99, DB p.48)
1999        Sep 1, In Kashmir Pakistani soldiers attacked Indian posts over the last 2 days and left 22 soldiers dead.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A16)
1999        Sep 1, In Panama Mireya Moscoso began serving as the 1st female president.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 1, In Tanzania a charter plane carrying 10 American tourists from Serengeti National Park crashed on Mount Meru. 12 people were confirmed dead.
    (SFC, 9/2/99, p.A15)(WSJ, 9/3/99, p.A1)

2000        Sep 1, Pres. Clinton put the anti-missile national defense system on hold and passed the decision for moving the project forward to his successor.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 1, It was reported that an experimental antioxidant extended the lives of nematode worms by an average 44%.
    (WSJ, 9/1/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 1, In Afghanistan the mine-clearing operations were scheduled to be cut by 50% after the UN reported lack of funds. 300 people were reported injured by mines every month. Estimates of mines varied from 5-10 million.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)
2000        Sep 1, In Argentina a judge moved to strip immunity from 8 senators who allegedly received bribes from the administration of Pres. Fernando de la Rua for votes on labor reform. A three-judge panel later ruled that $5 million was paid to a group of senators in exchange for their votes to remove worker protections as the International Monetary Fund was making workforce flexibility a requirement for extending loans to Argentina.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)(AP, 8/14/12)
2000        Sep 1, In Bangladesh 13 boats with 130 fishermen were reported sunk during rainstorms.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.C16)
2000        Sep 1, Typhoon Maria struck 2 southern provinces between Huizhou and Shanwei and killed 47 people with $223 million in damages.
    (WSJ, 9/6/00, p.A1)(SFC, 9/9/00, p.A22)
2000        Sep 1, In Indonesia prosecutors named 19 people, including 3 generals as possible suspects in the killings and destruction in East Timor in Sept. 1999.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 1, In Mexico Pres. Zedillo gave his last State of the Nation address.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 1, In the Philippines Abu Sayyaf rebels demanded $10 million for the release of Jeffrey Schilling and later said that Schilling had begun a hunger strike.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A12)
2001        Sep 1, In Durban, South Africa, a variety of African leaders at the UN World Conference Against Racism demanded apologies, and in some cases financial reparations, from Western countries that benefited from slavery and colonization of African countries for over 3 centuries. Activists at the conference developed a strategy, later known as “BDS," that included boycotts, divestments and sanctions, to push their agenda.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A12)(Econ, 9/15/07, p.74)
2000        Sep 1, South Korea repatriated 63 North Korean spies as a gesture of reconciliation.
    (SFC, 9/2/00, p.A13)

2001        Sep 1, The Los Angeles Sparks won the WNBA championship, defeating the Charlotte Sting 82-to-54.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2001        Sep 1, The US issued a 34 cent stamp featuring Arabic calligraphy that says “Eid Mubarek," a greeting used to celebrate the 2 holiest Islamic holidays, Aid al-Fitr for the end of Ramadan fasting, and Eid al-Adha for the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
    (SFC, 11/30/01, p.A8)
2001        Sep 1, Anthony Romero (36) assumed the office of executive director for the ACLU, the 1st Latino and openly gay man to head the organization.
    (SFC, 3/11/02, p.A3)
2001        Sep 1, Scientists gathered in the French Alps to discuss a medicine called ivermectine given to livestock to protect them from parasites. Dung from the animals was toxic and virtually indestructible and threatened the survival of insects, birds and bats.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 1, In Angola gunmen ambushed 2 passenger buses 185 miles south of Luanda, sprayed them with gunfire and ransacked them. 38 people were killed.
    (SFC, 9/4/01, p.B1)
2001        Sep 1, In Gaza Col. Tayser Khattab (52), Palestinian intelligence aide, was killed by a car bomb. Near Tulkarem a Palestinian woman (22) was killed from a blast in a taxi.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A20)
2001        Sep 1, In Russia Pres. Putin promised to double salaries for teachers as children began school on “Knowledge Day." Current pay was about $35 per month.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A16)
2001        Sep 1, In Tokyo, Japan, an early morning explosion in a mah-jongg parlor killed at least 44 people. The Kabukicho district building was crammed with sex clubs and gambling parlors.
    (SFC, 9/1/01, p.A6)(SFC, 11/16/01, p.E6)
2001        Sep 1, At the UN World Conference Against Racism a variety of African leaders demanded apologies, an in some cases financial reparations, from Western countries that benefited from slavery and colonization of African countries for over 3 centuries.
    (SSFC, 9/2/01, p.A12)

2002        Sep 1, Secretary of State Colin Powell said the US should first seek a return of UN weapons inspectors to Iraq before taking any further steps.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2002        Sep 1, The California Legislature approved a $99 billion budget, ending a 2-month-old standoff.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
2002        Sep 1, President Alfonso Portillo announced plans to cut the size of Guatemala's armed forces by 20% and convert the extra military installations into schools.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2002        Sep 1, Indonesian soldiers battled an armed band in Papua and killed one insurgent, near where gunmen shot dead three people, including two U.S. school teachers, and wounded at least 10 in an ambush the previous day.
    (Reuters, 9/1/02)(SFC, 9/2/02, p.A9)
2002        Sep 1, Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians not far from a Jewish gravesite near the West Bank city of Hebron, adding to an already bloody weekend in which seven other Palestinians, including two children, were killed.
    (AP, 9/1/02)(SFC, 9/2/02, p.A3)
2002        Sep 1, Israel and Jordan announced their largest joint project ever, an $800 million pipeline intended to save the shrinking Dead Sea from environmental devastation.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2002        Sep 1, Typhoon Rusa, the worst typhoon to hit South Korea in 40 years, left at least 119 people dead.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2002        Sep 1, In Liberia rebel forces shelled the northern town of Voinjama in a push to recapture their former stronghold from government forces.
    (AP, 9/1/02)
2002        Sep 1, Mauritania appealed for international aid, saying lack of rain was causing a food crisis that has put at risk nearly 1 million people and half of the desert nation's cattle.
    (AP, 9/1/02) 
2002        Sep 1, Some 600 Russian specialists began work on a key phase of an $800 million project to build a nuclear reactor at Bushehr, Iran.
    (SFC, 9/2/02, p.A9)

2003        Sep 1, During a Labor Day trip to Richfield, Ohio, President Bush announced he was creating a high-level government post to nurture the manufacturing sector.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2003        Sep 1, Actor Rand Brooks (84), who played Scarlett O'Hara's first husband in "Gone With the Wind," died in Santa Ynez, Calif.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2003        Sep 1, Suspected Taliban fighters attacked a government checkpoint and ambushed another group of Afghan soldiers along the main road linking the south with the capital, killing at least eight soldiers over the last 2 days.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
2003        Sep 1, State media reported that China will cut an additional 200,000 soldiers as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
2003        Sep 1, The U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council named a new Cabinet.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2003        Sep 1, Arab TV broadcast an audiotape purportedly from Saddam Hussein denying any involvement in a bombing in Najaf, Iraq, that killed a beloved Shiite cleric.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2003        Sep 1, Israeli helicopters fired four missiles at a car carrying Hamas militants, killing at least one of them and wounding 26 on a crowded Gaza City.
    (AP, 9/1/03)
2003        Sep 1, A rebel group trying to win independence for the Western Sahara has released 243 Moroccan prisoners, some of whom have been held for nearly three decades. It was the first prisoner release since the UN Security Council voted in July to urge Morocco and the Polisario to accept a new plan to settle the long-running dispute over the Western Sahara.
    (AP, 9/3/03)
2003        Sep 1, Marijuana went on sale Monday at Dutch pharmacies to help bring relief to thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS or multiple sclerosis.
    (AP, 9/1/03)

2004        Sep 1, VP Cheney and Democrat Zell Miller were featured as prime-time speakers at the Republican Convention in NYC.
    (SFC, 9/2/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 1, It was reported that for about $10 million, Philadelphia city officials planned to turn all 135 square miles of the city into the world's largest wireless Internet hot spot. EarthLink was given the contract and planned to rent 4,000 city light posts for its equipment. Completion of the network was expected in Spring 2007.
    (AP, 9/1/04)(SFC, 3/2/06, p.C2)
2004        Sep 1, Accused U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins said he will surrender to the US to face charges that have dogged him since he vanished from his unit in South Korea in 1965. After expressing a desire to put his conscience at rest, Jenkins reported on September 11, 2004 to Camp Zama in Japan. He reported in respectful military form, saluting the receiving military police officer. On November 3, 2004, Jenkins pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and aiding the enemy, but denied making disloyal or seditious statements – the latter charges were dropped. He was sentenced to 30 days' confinement and received a dishonorable discharge, being released six days early, on November 27, 2004, for good behavior. Jenkins and his family settled on Sado Island in Japan.
    (AP, 9/1/04)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Robert_Jenkins)
2004        Sep 1, In Colorado the criminal trial against LA basketball player Kobe Bryant (26) ended in a dismissal after the woman (20), who filed a rape charge, decided not to testify. This saved Bryant’s $136 million contract with the Lakers. Bryant still faced civil charges.
    (SFC, 9/2/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 1, In the 5th annual Latin Grammys Alejandro Sanz won 4 awards and jazz songstress Maria Rita of Brazil won 2.
    (SFC, 9/2/04, p.A2)
2004        Sep 1, An Argentine Supreme Court justice resigned rather than face Senate impeachment proceedings, the 4th judge targeted in a high court purge led by Pres. Nestor Kirchner.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, In Germany Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Cabinet agreed to forego a 4.4 percent pay raise for itself and top civil servants in an attempt to help fight the country's burgeoning budget deficit.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, The U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Iran has announced plans to turn tons of uranium into a substance that can be used to make nuclear weapons.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, In Fallujah, Iraq, US bombing reportedly killed 17 people.
    (WSJ, 9/2/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 1, Militants in Iraq freed seven employees of a Kuwaiti trucking firm after their employer paid $500,000 in ransom.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2004        Sep 1, Capping a day of angry street protests and a strike by some 200,000 health care workers, President Vicente Fox spent much of his state-of-the-nation speech urging Mexicans to not give up on democracy, saying its "inherent problems are not cause for discouragement.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, Nepal's government imposed an indefinite curfew and appealed for calm after thousands of demonstrators ransacked a mosque and clashed with police in the capital to protest the slaying of 12 Nepalese hostages by Iraqi militants.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, Pakistani officials said security forces have arrested two "important" al Qaeda operatives, including an Egyptian and a Saudi national.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, Martin Torrijos, the son of a former dictator, took office as Panama's president promising jobs, better relations with Cuba and a referendum on a proposed $8 billion expansion of the Panama Canal.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, In Beslan, Russia, more than a dozen militants wearing suicide-bomb belts seized a school in North Ossetia, a region bordering Chechnya, taking hostage over 1100 people, many of them children. They threatening to blow up the building if police storm it and at least eight people were killed.
    (AP, 9/1/04)(SFC, 9/2/04, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis)
2004        Sep 1, In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3 people were killed in a stampede to a newly opened Ikea branch.
    (SFC, 9/2/04, p.C2)
2004        Sep 1, Rebels released six Sudanese aid workers in Darfur, four days after they went missing during a trip to register refugees.
    (AP, 9/1/04)
2004        Sep 1, A U.N. report called for a quick increase in the international monitoring force in Sudan, saying the government has not stopped attacks against civilians or disarmed marauding militias.
    (AP, 9/1/04)

2005        Sep 1, The United States slapped extra curbs on Chinese imports, hours after talks on a formula to deal with China's surging textile shipments ended in failure.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued "a desperate SOS" as anger mounted across the ruined city, with thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims increasingly hungry, desperate and tired of waiting for buses to take them out. New Orleans descended into anarchy, as corpses lay abandoned in street medians, fights and fires broke out and storm survivors battled for seats on the buses that would carry them away from the chaos. Fights and trash fires broke out at the hot and stinking Superdome and anger and unrest mounted across New Orleans, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured in to help restore order across the increasingly lawless and desperate city.
    (AP, 9/1/05)(AP, 9/1/06)
2005        Sep 1, The California Senate approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
    (SFC, 9/2/05, p.A1)
2005        Sep 1, A SF jury awarded $27 million to the family of Elizabeth Dominguez (4), who was killed on Feb 11, 2003, when she was hit by a Muni truck at Potrero Ave and 24th. SF appealed and settled the case in 2008 for $21 million.
    (SFC, 9/2/05, p.B1)(SFC, 3/6/08, p.B2)
2005        Sep 1, It was reported that 13% (64 of 490) of the female students at Timken Senior High School in, Canton, Ohio are pregnant. One girl, eight months pregnant, said she believes the school's abstinence-based sex education program isn't enough.
    (AP, 9/1/05)(http://cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=238435)
2005        Sep 1, The Swiss firm Novartis AG said it is offering $4.5 billion in cash for the remaining stake in Chiron Corp. to complete its takeover of the US-based biotech company.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, In Afghanistan the bodies of 2 Japanese tourists were found. The two Japanese teachers, technical arts teacher Jun Fukusho (44), and female English teacher Shinobu Hasegawa (30), had been missing for 3 weeks.
    (AFP, 9/3/05)
2005        Sep 1, in Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stabbed to death Mullah Amir Akhund, a pro-government Islamic cleric, in Helmand province.
    (AP, 9/3/05)
2005        Sep 1, Opposition leader Sali Berisha's coalition was officially declared winner of Albania's July 3 parliamentary elections, following weeks of delays in confirming final results.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, Al-Qaida's No. 2 made the terror group's first direct claim of responsibility for the July 7 bombings in London in a videotape.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2005        Sep 1, Nearly 600,000 people were evacuated as Typhoon Talim plowed into southern China, forcing authorities to shut down schools, highways and airports.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, The European Commission proposed new rules for the 25 European Union nations to establish common standards on immigration and asylum.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, A Hong Kong jury convicted Nancy Kissel of murdering her wealthy investment banker husband in Nov, 2003, by drugging him with a milkshake laced with sedatives and beating him to death in their luxury apartment. She received a mandatory life sentence.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, Iraq hanged three convicted murderers, the first executions since the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein. 2 US soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad.
    (AP, 9/1/05)(SFC, 9/3/05, p.A3)
2005        Sep 1, In Japan Tokyo’s Keio University Hospital received a bomb threat linked to demands that its medical school increase their admissions. 10 other major university hospitals received similar threats but no explosives were found.
    (AP, 9/5/05)
2005        Sep 1, Libyan authorities pardoned 1,675 Libyan and foreign prisoners serving time for minor crimes to mark the 36th anniversary of the revolution, which brought Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power.
    (AP, 9/3/05)
2005        Sep 1, President Vicente Fox, in his last state-of-the-nation address, urged citizens to stay committed to Mexico's newfound democracy and to remind them that they are in charge of the nation's future.
    (AP, 9/2/05)
2005        Sep 1, The foreign ministers of Israel and Pakistan, a Muslim country that has long taken a hard line against the Jewish state, met publicly for the first time, a diplomatic breakthrough that both ministers linked to Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, In Italy a summer music hit has sparked a war of words between left-wingers and neo-fascists who claim the Colombian pop song, "La camisa negra" ("The black shirt"), as their anthem.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, In Peru Wilbert Elqui Meza was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2002 car bombing that killed 10 people outside the U.S. Embassy. Meza was the only one of eight defendants convicted of carrying out the attack. 2 women received 20-year sentences and a third women was handed a 25-year sentence for belonging to the Shining Path, Maoist-oriented rebel group. Four others were acquitted of all charges.
    (AP, 9/3/05)
2005        Sep 1, Typhoon Talim left Taiwan leaving 3 people killed and 59 injured. Strong winds and heavy rains, forced offices, schools and financial markets to close.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, Turkey insisted that it has fulfilled conditions for EU membership, as foreign ministers of the 25-nation group started meeting in Wales to assess the predominantly Muslim nation's efforts to join the bloc.
    (AP, 9/2/05)
2005        Sep 1, Vadim Kouznetsov, the chair of a powerful UN budget committee, was arrested by the FBI on money laundering charges. Kouznetsov, who heads the General Assembly panel that oversees the UN budget, was the 2nd Russian UN official to be arrested by the FBI for alleged money laundering in recent weeks. On Aug. 8, Alexander Yakovlev, a Russian who worked in the UN procurement office, was arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a company seeking an oil-for-food contract.
    (AP, 9/2/05)
2005        Sep 1, The UN said a cholera epidemic spreading across West Africa has sickened tens of thousands of people this year and killed nearly 500 amid a long-term deterioration in health services in one of the world's poorest regions.
    (AP, 9/1/05)
2005        Sep 1, Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez offering planeloads of soldiers and aid workers to help American victims of Hurricane Katrina, while at the same time taking aim at the US government for its handling of the crisis. He called Bush "the king of vacations" and noted he had been at his Texas ranch and when the storm hit and didn't provide leadership.
    (AP, 9/1/05)

2006        Sep 1, US military forces launched a rocket interceptor that destroyed a mock warhead in outer space.
    (SFC, 9/2/06, p.A5)
2006        Sep 1, US federal agents began rounding up illegal immigrants in Stillmore, Georgia. More than 120 illegal immigrants were loaded onto buses bound for immigration courts in Atlanta. Hundreds more fled Emanuel County. The Crider poultry plant was left scrambling for workers.
    (AP, 9/15/06)
2006        Sep 1, Disrupting the start of the Labor Day weekend, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched the Mid-Atlantic region, cut power to more than 400,000 customers and forced evacuations. 3 people were reported killed in North Carolina and Virginia.
    (AP, 9/2/06)(SFC, 9/2/06, p.A8)
2006        Sep 1, Nellie Connally (87), the former Texas first lady who was riding in President Kennedy's limousine when he was assassinated, died in Austin, Texas.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2006        Sep 1, In Afghanistan fighting across the volatile south killed nine Afghan policemen, at least 13 suspected Taliban and a British soldier.
    (AP, 9/2/06)
2006        Sep 1, Brazil pressured Google to turn over data from Web sites that the government said were used by criminals. Authorities gave Google 15 days to comply or face a daily fine of $23,000.
    (SFC, 9/2/06, p.C1)
2006        Sep 1, Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen pushed a bill through the lower house of parliament banning extra-marital affairs. The legislation could get adulterers up to a year in jail.
    (Econ, 9/9/06, p.46)
2006        Sep 1, In Chad US Senator Barack Obama held talks with President Idriss Deby Itno on the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region and on Chad's oil production, on the final stop of the African-American politician's tour of the continent.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, In Colombia Jesus Ignacio Roldan led special prosecutors and investigators to the alleged grave of Carlos Castano, former right-wing paramilitary leader, near the town of Valencia. Roldan says he killed Castano in April 2004 on the order of Castano's older brother, Vicente Castano.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, Greece beat the Americans 101-95 in the semifinals of the world championships in Saitama, Japan.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, Hungarian poet Gyorgy Faludy (95), a legend of resistance to the rise of Nazism and Communism, died at his home in Budapest. He spent 1950-1953 in the Stalinist concentration camp at Recsk. Faludy won international fame with his autobiographical novel "My Happy Days in Hell" in the 1960s, which related his escape from fascist Hungary and his return, and imprisonment, in a country under communist rule.
    (Reuters, 9/2/06)(Econ, 9/16/06, p.96)
2006        Sep 1, Iran underlined its disregard for the UN deadline to halt uranium enrichment, now expired, when its president vowed never to give up its nuclear program and accused the West of misrepresenting Tehran's nuclear activities.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, In northeastern Iran a Russian-made Tupolev 154 airplane with 148 people on board skidded off the runway and caught fire, killing 29 people.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani ordered the Iraqi national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one in his northern autonomous region. Gunmen fatally shot one policeman in each of two towns outside of Baghdad in separate incidents. Police said they found the body of a Saddam Hussein-era intelligence officer who had been kidnapped and shot. A US soldier died from wounds sustained during action in Anbar province.
    (AP, 9/1/06)(AP, 9/3/06)
2006        Sep 1, Shinzo Abe, the front-runner to be Japan's next prime minister, announced his candidacy, promising to defend Japan's interests and maintain the security alliance with the US.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, In Mexico City riot police, steel barriers, and water cannons surrounded Mexico's Congress as protesters vowed to stop President Vicente Fox from delivering his final state-of-the-nation address. Mexican lawmakers, protesting conservative Felipe Calderon's victory in the July 2 presidential election, stormed the congressional stage and refused to yield, making Fox the first president in modern Mexican history not to deliver his annual address to Congress. Fox handed in a written copy of his report and delivered it over television.    
    (AP, 9/1/06)(AP, 9/2/06)
2006        Sep 1, Morocco’s Interior Ministry said security agents broke up a group planning terrorist attacks on tourist sites and government facilities, arresting 56 people who included soldiers and the wives of two pilots at the state airline.
    (AP, 9/1/06)   
2006        Sep 1, A strike paralyzed Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province after the controversial burial of a top rebel leader whose killing sparked days of deadly rioting. Partial strikes also hit southern Sindh and central Punjab provinces.
    (AFP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, World donors pledged $500 million in aid for Palestinians, including $55 million for a UN emergency appeal for humanitarian help. Carin Jamtin, Sweden's aid minister and host of the donors' conference held in the Swedish capital, said a total of $114 million of the money pledged will go toward humanitarian aid, with the rest going to rebuilding infrastructure and other projects.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, Spain's Cabinet approved sending 1,100 troops to the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, calling it a "legitimate" mission to help maintain peace in the region.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, In Spain self-contained, nonsmoking areas with their own ventilation systems, became requisite for larger restaurants and bars.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, Sri Lanka's navy said it sank 12 Tamil rebel boats overnight, including five suicide craft, and killed as many as 100 rebel fighters during a fierce six-hour sea battle off the country's northern coast.
    (AP, 9/2/06)
2006        Sep 1, Human rights activists and African Union officials said the Sudanese government has launched a major offensive against rebels in war-torn Darfur.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that Syria had pledged to step up border patrols and work with the Lebanese army to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah.
    (AP, 9/1/06)
2006        Sep 1-2006 Sep 2, Separatist Kurdish guerrillas killed 7 Turkish soldiers and wounded two in stepped-up attacks against the military in southeastern Turkey.
    (AP, 9/3/06)

2007        Sep 1, The Mountaineers of Boone, North Carolina, pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history as Appalachian State beat No. 5 Michigan 34-32.
    (AP, 9/2/07)
2007        Sep 1, Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after being called up by the Boston Red Sox. Buchholz struck out nine, walked three and hit one batter to give the Red Sox a 10-0 victory over Baltimore.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2007        Sep 1, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig announced his resignation, saying he would leave office on Sept. 30, 2007, in the wake of fallout over his arrest and guilty plea in a Minnesota airport gay sex sting. However, Craig later reversed his decision, saying he would serve out the rest of his term.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2007        Sep 1, It was reported that it is now more expensive to execute someone in the US that to jail him for life. In North Carolina each capital case was said to cost some $2 million to legal fees.
    (Econ, 9/1/07, p.21)
2007        Sep 1, In eastern Tennessee a small plane carrying 5 Jehovah’s Witness ministers crashed in the Cherokee National Forest killing all 5 aboard.
    (SFC, 9/3/07, p.A3)
2007        Sep 1, The industry ministry of Algiers announced that Algeria is inviting bids to privatize 13 companies in the electronics, iron, and public works sectors.
    (AP, 9/2/07)
2007        Sep 1, Life expectancy in Andorra was reported to be longer than in any other world country, while the same in Swaziland was reported to be the shortest.
    (Econ, 9/1/07, p.14)
2007        Sep 1, Police arrested four suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA in south-west France, believed to be linked to the deadly Madrid airport bomb in December.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, A US Navy hospital ship Comfort brought state-of-the-art medical care to Haiti during a regional goodwill mission aimed at countering leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's influence.
    (AP, 9/7/07)(http://tinyurl.com/2squrt)
2007        Sep 1, It was reported that Mumbai, India, had a population of 14 million, making it the largest city in south Asia. The UN said it expected Mumbai to reach 25 million by 2015.
    (Econ, 9/1/07, p.33)
2007        Sep 1, In Basra gunmen on a motorcycle assassinated Muslim al-Batat, an aide to the country's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. US National Public Radio said a draft report from the US embassy in Baghdad says PM Maliki's government is failing to stop officials from committing fraud and is undermining its own watchdog agency, preventing it from carrying out effective investigations. The Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, dropped a precision bomb on two suspected insurgents believed to be preparing to plant roadside bombs. This was the US Army's first-ever use of a drone aircraft to kill enemy fighters in Iraq.
    (AP, 9/1/07)(AFP, 9/1/07)(AP, 9/8/07)
2007        Sep 1, Takehiko Endo, Japan's latest agricultural minister, acknowledged that a private farming group he leads exaggerated weather damage to the 1999 grape harvest in order to receive government compensation, which amounted to $9,930.
    (AP, 9/2/07)
2007        Sep 1, In Mexico Tropical Storm Henriette dumped heavy rains on Acapulco, flooding streets and prompting officials to close more than 1,000 schools, while Tropical Storm Felix formed in the Caribbean.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, In Morocco Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn signed a deal to build an assembly plant in Tangiers, with a planned investment of one billion euros (1.36 billion dollars) and final capacity of 400,000 vehicles.
    (AFP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, North Korea and the US began face-to-face talks in Geneva aimed at reaching an agreement on how to proceed with Pyongyang's denuclearization pledge.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, Former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto said in London that talks on a power sharing deal with President Pervez Musharraf had stalled but she would return to Pakistan very soon even without an agreement. A suicide bombing killed four Pakistani troops near the Afghan border, as tribal elders met with Islamic militants elsewhere to seek the release of at least 120 Pakistani soldiers. In Karachi a section of a newly constructed highway bridge came crashing down. At least 6 people were killed and 13 others injured. Authorities suspended six officials from the state-run National Highway Authority, which is responsible for supervising highways in Pakistan, and the National Logistic Cell, a military-run construction company that built the Karachi bridge.
    (Reuters, 9/1/07)(AP, 9/1/07)(AP, 9/2/07)
2007        Sep 1, Hamas gunmen opened fire on their own supporters, killing a teenager at a protest on the Gaza-Egypt border, as tens of thousands of flag-waving Hamas supporters gathered at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt to demand it be reopened.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, In Panama Pedro Miguel Gonzalez Pinzon, a man wanted in the US on charges of involvement in the killing of an American soldier 15 years ago in Panama, was elected president of that country's congress.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, In Poland 2 small planes collided during an acrobatic display at the Radom Air Show killing both pilots.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, The population of Tanzania was about 39 million, with a GDP per head of $860.
    (Econ, 9/1/07, p.44)
2007        Sep 1, In Venezuela more than two dozen Colombian prisoners arrested three years ago in an alleged plot against President Hugo Chavez were freed in a goodwill gesture he hopes will help facilitate a prisoner exchange in Colombia.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed five human bird flu cases in Vietnam, four of them fatal. The four, including two women, died between June 21 and August 3 while a fifth person, a 29-year-old man, had recovered.
    (Reuters, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, Hundreds of riot police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of retired officers and soldiers in southern Yemen who were demanding to be allowed back into the military. The protesters were largely members of the army of south Yemen who were ousted after being defeated by northern forces.
    (AP, 9/1/07)
2007        Sep 1, State media reported that Zimbabwe's government will allow hotels, restaurants and bars to raise their rates by up to 50 percent. A woman and a child were killed in stampedes at an agriculture show in Harare packed with people lured by scarce snack foods and cheap Chinese toys and exhibitors hoping to skirt a government price freeze and sell their animals.
    (AP, 9/1/07)(AP, 9/2/07)

2008        Sep 1, The GOP convention opened at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., in an abbreviated session due to Hurricane Gustav. Alaska’s Gov. Palin, GOP candidate for the vice-presidency, disclosed that her daughter, Bristol (17), is 5 months pregnant. Over 250 demonstrators were arrested as splinter groups smashed department store and police car windows. On March 11, 2009, Levi Johnson (19) announced he and Bristol Palin had decided to end their relationship.
    (SFC, 9/2/08, p.A1,5)(WSJ, 9/2/08, p.A4)(SFC, 3/12/09, p.A6)
2008        Sep 1, Hurricane Gustav smashed into the Gulf coast as a Category 2 storm with 110-mph winds just southwest of New Orleans, where levees held as waves splashed over. Some 750,000 people were left without power in Louisiana. It was later estimated that the storm caused at least $372 in damage to crops. 
    (SFC, 9/2/08, p.A1)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.36)(Econ, 10/4/08, p.34)
2008        Sep 1, Roz Savage arrived in Waikiki, Ha., after rowing 99 days from SF, Ca. The English-born woman hoped to become the first woman to row alone across the Pacific Ocean with the goal of raising awareness of the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.
    (SFC, 9/2/08, p.B2)
2008        Sep 1, In Fairfield, Ca., councilman Matt Garcia (21) was critically wounded outside a friend’s house. He was declared brain dead the next day. There were no suspects and police had no idea why he was shot. Garcia was taken off life support on Sep 5. On Sep 13 police announced the arrest of 2 suspects. On Sep 16 murder charges were filed against Henry Don Williams (32), who remained at large. On Sep 18 murder charges were filed against Gene Allen Combs (45). Police released Nicole Stewart (33), who was pregnant by Williams and remained a witness. Garcia appeared to be the innocent victim of an attempt to collect drug debts. On May 28, 2010, Williams was convicted of first degree murder. On Aug 30 Williams was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison,
    (SFC, 9/3/08, p.A1)(SFC, 9/6/08, p.B3)(SSFC, 9/14/08, p.B1)(SFC, 9/19/08, p.B6)(SFC, 5/29/10, p.C2)(SFC, 8/31/10, p.C2)
2008        Sep 1, In Nevada an air tanker being used to drop retardant on a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for its last flight of the day, killing all three crew members.
    (AP, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, Jerry Reed (71), US singer and actor, died of complications from emphysema. He became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit."
    (AP, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, Foreign and Afghan forces killed five children in two separate incidents, further inflaming tensions over the killings of civilians by troops from the US and other countries. The US military said US-led coalition and Afghan troops killed more than 220 suspected Taliban militants in strikes in southern Afghanistan last week.
    (AP, 9/1/08)(Reuters, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Australian actor Michael Pate (b.1920) died of respiratory failure. He had appeared in more than 50 films and was a regular guest star on American TV shows in the 1950s and 60s.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Brazil's Pres. Lula da Silva suspended the entire leadership of Abin, the nation’s intelligence agency, after it was accused of tapping the phones of the Supreme Court chief and members of Congress.
    (AP, 9/2/08)(WSJ, 9/2/08, p.A14)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.45)
2008        Sep 1, Thomas Bata (93), the Czech-born industrialist who headed the global shoe empire bearing his family's name from the 1940s to the 1980s, died in Toronto. The company's headquarters were moved to Toronto under Bata's leadership when the family's Czech factories were nationalized by the communists. The company returned to the Czech Republic in 1989 after the end of communist rule.
    (Reuters, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, In China the 128-meter Spring Temple Buddha, the tallest statue in the world, was completed in Henan province. Construction had begun in 1997.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Temple_Buddha)(Econ, 6/27/15, p.36)
2008        Sep 1, In China a new tax on gas guzzling cars took effect in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and fight pollution. In June the tax on fuel was increased by almost 20%.
    (Econ, 8/23/08, p.54)
2008        Sep 1, In Colombia a car bomb has exploded in front of the palace of justice in Cali, killing at least four people and injuring 20 others.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, In east Democratic Republic of Congo a humanitarian plane carrying 17 passengers and crew crashed into a mountain with no sign of survivors.
    (Reuters, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, The top UN aid official John Holmes called for greater international efforts to help millions of Ethiopians suffering from a severe drought.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Hundreds of thousands of Georgians joined together in anti-Russian protests.
    (Econ, 9/6/08, p.32)
2008        Sep 1, The US military handed over control of once brutally violent Anbar province to Iraqi forces, marking a major milestone in America's plan to eventually send its troops home.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Most of the Muslim Mideast began the first day of Ramadan, but Iraqi Shiites, some Lebanese Shiites and Iran will start observing the holy month of fasting on Sep 2.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Japan's chronically unpopular PM Yasuo Fukuda (72), suddenly announced his resignation after less than a year in office, throwing the world's second-largest economy into political confusion.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, In Myanmar Saw Myint Than, a magazine journalist, was arrested on a charge of violating the Electronics Law, which regulates all forms of electronic communication and carries a maximum five-year prison term. He was freed on Oct 20 after police determined he had not provided information to The Irrawaddy, a Thailand-based Web site run by Myanmar exiles.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Sep 1, North Korea began reassembling its Yongbyon reactor that can make material for atomic bombs in violation of US conditions for improved diplomatic relations. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported the restart on Sep 3 citing sources in Beijing close to six-party nuclear talks on North Korean.
    (Reuters, 9/3/08)
2008        Sep 1, Pakistani officials said that their forces had killed some 560 Pakistani and foreign fighters and thwarted a push to make Bajur into a militant fortress. Pakistan’s government opened an investigation into the killings of five women who tried to choose their own husbands, after a provincial lawmaker defended their deaths as a "centuries-old tradition."
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, In the southern Philippines a homemade bomb exploded at a bus terminal, killing four people and injuring more than a dozen in Digos city in Davao del Sur province.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Some three weeks before the Slovenian parliamentary elections, allegations were made in Finnish TV in a documentary broadcast by the Finnish national broadcasting company YLE that Slovenia’s PM Jansa had received bribes from the Finnish defense company Patria (73.2% of which is the property of the Finnish government) in the so-called Patria case. Jansa rejected all accusations as a media conspiracy concocted by left-wing Slovenian journalists, and asked YLE to provide evidence or to retract the story. Jansa's naming of individual journalists, including some of those behind the 2007 Petition Against Political Pressure on Slovenian Journalists, and the perceived use of diplomatic channels in an attempt to coerce the Finnish government into interfering with YLE editorial policy, drew criticism from media freedom organizations such as the International Press Institute.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janez_Jan%C5%A1a)
2008        Sep 1, A Spanish judge began gathering information about people who disappeared during Spain's civil war and subsequent dictatorship, seeking to produce a reliable list of victims slain away from the battlefield during the vicious fight between left and right.
    (AP, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, Sri Lanka’s defense ministry said 33 rebels and four of its own troops were killed in fighting across the north of the island. It said 49 guerrillas and 11 soldiers were also wounded in the fighting. Government troops marched into Mallavi, a key LTTE bastion.
    (AP, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, A US-Vietnam adoption agreement expired with the two sides unable to resolve disagreements over fraud and corruption, disappointing hundreds of prospective parents who will have to seek children elsewhere.
    (AP, 9/1/08)
2008        Sep 1, Zimbabwe's main opposition called on regional powers to pressure President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party to be more flexible in power-sharing talks.
    (AP, 9/1/08)

2009        Sep 1, A top State Department official said the US has released $214 million of an aid package to help Mexico fight drug trafficking, including funds for five helicopters for the military to be delivered by year's end.
    (AP, 9/2/09)
2009        Sep 1, In San Francisco charges were filed against 5 workers of the Public Utilities Commission and 2 workers at city approved vendors in a scam that bilked the city of over $200,000 in goods from 2003-2007. Donnie Alan Thomas and Miles Bonner, line workers making over $95,000 a year, masterminded the scam. In 2011 Thomas pleaded guilty to 4 felony charges. Hatim Mansori (11) was stabbed on his first MUNI ride by himself. No footage of his assailant was captured. Mansori suffered life-threatening wounds, but was recovering.
    (SFC, 9/2/09, p.D2)(SSFC, 11/15/09, p.A13)(SFC, 9/20/11, p.C2)
2009        Sep 1, In Southern California the Station wildfire continued to rage with 53 homes up in smoke, thousands more threatened and new rounds of evacuations as towering flames crackled close to foothill neighborhoods just 15 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. On Sep 3 investigators said the fire was an act of arson. On Oct 17 the US Forest Service said the 250-square-mile Station fire was 100% contained, 52 days after it began.
    (AP, 9/1/09)(SFC, 9/4/09, p.A7)(SFC, 10/20/09, p.A5)
2009        Sep 1, Idaho hunters began stalking gray wolves, following their removal from the federal endangered species a few months earlier. The quota for this season was 220. The quota in Montana was set at 75.
    (SFC, 9/2/09, p.A8)
2009        Sep 1, In southern Afghanistan an American service member died of wounds suffered in a bombing the day before.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, In the Bahamas an amended fisheries laws took effect to give full protection to all sea turtles found in the Atlantic archipelago's waters by banning the harvest, possession, purchase and sale of the endangered reptiles, including their eggs.
    (AP, 8/30/09)
2009        Sep 1, A Chilean judge ordered the arrests of 129 former security officers on charges tied to the disappearance of leftists and the slaying of the communist party leadership during the Pinochet dictatorship.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, The 53-nation Commonwealth says it has suspended Fiji automatically after it failed to respond to a demand to begin restoring democracy to the island nation.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, Ammar al-Hakim (38), the son of the late leader of Iraq's largest Shiite political party, acknowledged setbacks and reached out to political rivals as he formally replaced his father at the helm of the Iranian-backed Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council. Two American soldiers were killed in a vehicle accident in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 9/1/09)(AP, 9/3/09)
2009        Sep 1, In Japan dolphin hunting season opened in Taijii. Over the next 6 months fishermen were expected to catch about 2,300 of Japan’s annual quota of 20,000 dolphins, to be sold for meat and to aquariums.
    (SSFC, 9/20/09, p.A20)
2009        Sep 1, Malaysian police arrested Alain Robert (47), a French climber nicknamed "Spiderman," after he scaled the iconic 88-story Petronas Twin Towers.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, Pakistani government forces destroyed four militant bases and killed 40 insurgents of Lashkar-e-Islam in a new offensive near the Khyber Pass, the main route for supplies to US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. 43 militants were arrested.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, Mohammed Nayef (14) one of three Palestinians who hurled Molotov cocktails at a guard post near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, died of gunshot shots from Israeli troops inflicted the previous evening. The Hamas militant group said two of its fighters have been killed in the Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, In Slovakia a new language law was scheduled to come into force to promote the use of Slovak in public. Hungarian speakers, who numbered about a fifth of the population, viewed this as a direct attack on their right to speak their mother-tongue.
    (Econ, 8/1/09, p.47)
2009        Sep 1, South Africa’s defense ministry said it has issued around 2,000 letters of dismissal to soldiers who last week staged an illegal march and tried to storm the seat of government.
    (AFP, 9/1/09)
2009        Sep 1, In Taiwan the wife and adult children of Taiwan's former Pres. Chen Shui-bian were convicted of perjury and sentenced to prison for lying to investigators in a high-profile corruption case against the ex-leader. Chen (58) was accused of embezzling $3.15 million during his 2000-2008 presidency from a special presidential fund, receiving bribes worth at least $9 million in connection with a government land deal, and laundering some of the money through Swiss bank accounts.
    (AP, 9/2/09)
2009        Sep 1, Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko said Russia and Ukraine have resolved a long standing dispute over natural gas supplies, after meeting her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a resort on the Baltic coast in northern Poland.
    (Reuters, 9/1/09)

2010        Sep 1, The United States changed commanders in Iraq, beginning the final phase of American military involvement in the country despite political uncertainty and persistent violence.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, The US government designated the Pakistani Taliban a terrorist group and accused its leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, of involvement in a December suicide bombing that killed 7 Americans at a CIA post in eastern Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 9/2/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 1, In Maryland police shot and killed James J. Lee after he took 2 employees and a security officer hostage at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel. Lee had demanded that the network ask “the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it." All 3 hostages escaped unharmed.
    (SFC, 9/2/10, p.A8)
2010        Sep 1, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Ping as the social network of music.
    (SFC, 11/12/10, p.D1)(http://venturebeat.com/tag/ping/)
2010        Sep 1, US newspapers reported that the Afghan central bank had replaced the bank's two top executives, Khalillulah Ferozi and chairman Sher Khan Farnud -- and ordered Farnud to hand over 160 million dollars' worth of luxury property purchased in Dubai for himself and for cronies. Anxious Afghan customers withdrew 80 million dollars.
    (AFP, 9/2/10)
2010        Sep 1, In Afghanistan NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) reported September's first death, another American, in an insurgent attack in the south. A Muslim leader, Mohammad Hassan Taimuri, was killed in Kandahar city by a remote-detonated bomb hidden on a motorcycle that exploded in a downtown square. One other person was killed in the attack and two people were wounded. The Afghan Health Ministry said blood samples taken from Afghan schoolgirls who collapsed in apparent mass poisonings showed traces of toxic chemicals found in herbicides, pesticides and nerve gas.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, In Algeria 2 soldiers were killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives by a military convoy near the capital Algiers.
    (AFP, 9/2/10)
2010        Sep 1, A court in Botswana charged former defense minister Ramadeluka Seretse for failing to disclose his position as a shareholder in a company that was awarded a government contract. Seretse, a cousin of President Seretse Ian Khama, resigned Aug 30 after months of corruption allegations from opposition parties.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, In southern China 44 people were missing after a landslide hit Wama village, Yunnan province, killing at least four people.
    (AP, 9/2/10)
2010        Sep 1, In southern Colombia suspected leftist rebels killed 14 police officers and wounded seven in an ambush of a five-truck convoy.
    (AP, 9/3/10)
2010        Sep 1, Gunmen in eastern Congo fired on a private plane carrying international aid workers who escaped into the forest. The aid workers were rescued later in the day by peacekeepers. A Congolese soldier and two militiamen were killed in the firefight. 2 pilots in another plane were captured after an attack by Mai Mai and Rwandan Hutu rebels shortly after landing at Kilambo. The pilots and 2 injured people were released on Sep 24.
    (AP, 9/1/10)(AP, 9/25/10)
2010        Sep 1, In Greece a smoking ban went into effect outlawing smoking in enclosed public areas and prohibiting tobacco advertising. 42% of the Greek population over age 15 smoked, well above the European average of 29%.
    (SFC, 9/1/10, p.A2)
2010        Sep 1, India's government began allocating third-generation (3G) bandwidth for cellphone services to mobile operators after a multi-billion-dollar auction of licenses.
    (AFP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, In western India wave after wave of tar balls floated ashore on the renowned Goa beaches after a ship dumped tons of waste oil, about three days after officials believe a ship dumped burnt oil at sea.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, Mozambique's state utility company implemented a 13.4 percent rate increase, while the state water supplier has also raised prices in and around the capital. Police opened fire on stone-throwing mobs who were protesting rising prices. 6 people were killed and 288 wounded. Another person died the next day. The UN noted that international food prices have risen to their highest in two years, a level that could see unrest spread.
    (AP, 9/1/10)(AFP, 9/2/10)
2010        Sep 1, In Pakistan 3 suicide bombs ripped through a Shiite Muslim religious procession in the eastern city of Lahore, killing at least 35 people and wounding 250.
    (AP, 9/2/10)
2010        Sep 1, Palestinian security forces arrested more than 250 Hamas members in an overnight sweep throughout the West Bank after the Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for shooting dead four Israelis on the eve of new Mideast peace talks.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, In Senegal Television Futurs Medias (TFM), run by pop star Youssou N’dour (50), began broadcasting but only in Dakar and its immediate suburbs. Its government license, issued earlier this year, limited it to cultural programming and forbade the station from doing newscasts. A request to broadcast to the rest of the country has so far been denied.
    (AP, 9/9/10)(http://tinyurl.com/2eh5yhm)
2010        Sep 1, A South Korean news report and an intelligence official said North Korea has changed the names of its trading companies and falsified trade documents to avoid international sanctions and continue exporting weapons.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other.
    (AP, 9/1/10)
2010        Sep 1, Thailand long running high school gang violence was highlighted when students opened fire on a public bus in Bangkok. 4 stray bullets killed a boy (9), shaking parents and educators.
    (AP, 9/20/10)

2011        Sep 1, The World Economic Forum pronounced Reputation.com, founded in 2006 as ReputationDefender, as one of 31 “technology pioneer" companies. In October the Redwood City, Ca., company posted an advertisement on KCSM TV, a public TV channel in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on gathering users interested in the validity of their identities.
    (PBS, 10/10/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reputation.com)
2011        Sep 1, The New York Times said the US Federal Housing Finance Agency is filing lawsuits against major banks, accusing them of bundling subprime home loans into bonds that never should have been sold to investors, and causing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to lose billions.
    (Reuters, 9/2/11)
2011        Sep 1, Santa Cruz, Ca., attorney Celestial Cassman (35) was murdered while vacationing on the island of Maui. The next day Geral Galaway of Santa Cruz was arrested for the murder. In 2012 he pleaded no contest under a plead deal to manslaughter and kidnapping.
    (SFC, 6/9/12, p.C3)
2011        Sep 1, Ohio officials said the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Ashtabula county has been sold to Corrections Corporation of America for $72.7 million. This was the first US prison to be sold to a private company.
    (SFC, 9/2/11, p.A8)
2011        Sep 1, Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi (67), founder of one of Bahrain's leading opposition groups, died after more than four years in a coma. From abroad, he founded an underground resistance group known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain, which was inspired by Arab nationalist movements in the 1970s.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Brazilian officials said wildfires have burned about 930 square miles (2,400 square km) of land inside 17 national reserves since the start of the dry season.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, The British-based Economist Intelligence Unit rated Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, as the worst of 140 world cities to live in.
    (AP, 9/1/11)   
2011        Sep 1, Congo DRC police in Kinshasa fired tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing opposition supporters demonstrating against alleged fraud in the run up to November elections.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, In Iraq 35 terror suspects tunneled their way out of a detention facility in northern Ninevah province. 21 were quickly recaptured. Within days police arrested two fugitive prisoners and found four others drowned.
    (AP, 9/1/11)(AFP, 9/4/11)
2011        Sep 1, Italian police arrested businessman Giampaolo Tarantini and his wife Angela Devenuto on charges of allegedly extorting money from Premier Silvio Berlusconi to ensure his cooperation in a probe over recruiting prostitutes to attend wild parties at Berlusconi's home. Tarantini has admitted he paid a high-end prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario, and other women to attend parties at Berlusconi's residences, but insisted the premier didn't know. Between September 2008 and May 2009 Tarantini recruited women of "young age, slender frame," and told them what to wear and how to behave at the parties.
    (AP, 9/1/11)(AP, 9/16/11)
2011        Sep 1, Libyan rebels extended the deadline for the surrender of Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, originally set for Sep 3, giving the loyalist forces there one more week to surrender. Rebels said they have captured Foreign Minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi. 60 world leaders and top-level envoys met in Paris on Libya's future.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Mexico’s President Calderon delivered his annual national report to Congress, saying he has strengthened the rule of law and fought against drug gangs like never before. Federal police said they have arrested a state police officer in connection with the Aug 25 arson fire at a Monterrey casino that killed 52 people. Five alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel have been arrested in connection with the fire. Police have said at least 12 people were involved. Joggers discovered the nude bodies of 2 women near a cemetery in El Mirador park in Iztapalapa, Mexico city. Autopsies showed that Rocio Gonzalez (48) and Marcela Yarce (45) were strangled with rope and later shot. Their hands were tied behind their backs. Two men were later detained in the case with robbery as the motive.
    (AP, 9/1/11)(AP, 10/4/11)
2011        Sep 1, Mexican police found a tunnel was found in the border city of Nogales, across the border from Nogales, Arizona. It was presumably used to smuggle people into the US. Police found it acting on information they received after discovering another tunnel in Nogales on Aug. 16.
    (AP, 9/5/11)
2011        Sep 1, Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan kidnapped more than 30 Pakistani boys who had mistakenly crossed the unmarked border from the country's lawless northwest. Gunmen killed 7 Shiite Muslims in the Kurram tribal region. Two people died in a suicide car bomb attack on a police station.
    (AFP, 9/2/11)(SFC, 9/2/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 1, Poland’s government, Jewish community and Holocaust survivors all strongly condemned the desecrated Jedwabne monument marking the spot where hundreds of Jews were burned alive during World War II. Police discovered the desecration a day earlier during a patrol and sought the culprits.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Russia recognized Libya's rebels as the governing authority in the country.
    (AFP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Senegalese opposition parties said the doubling of the fee required to take part in presidential elections was unfair and undemocratic. The 65 million CFA francs (100,000 euros, $145,000) was declared in a ministerial decree issued on Aug 29, and is more than double the 25 million CFA francs required in 2007.
    (AFP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, South Sudan completed the swift circulation of its new currency, a move matched by Khartoum, but strengthening the south's formal independence from the north less than two months ago.
    (AFP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Sri Lanka said it will still detain hundreds of terror suspects and outlaw the defeated rebel Tamil Tiger group despite lifting wartime emergency laws.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, In Sudan 17 civilians were killed in attacks by the SPLA in the areas of Um Dahilib and Murung, in the Kalugi region of South Kordofan state.
    (AFP, 9/3/11)
2011        Sep 1, In Syria 2 civilians were killed as government security forces moved into a district of the central city of Homs and a village in the northwest.
    (AFP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Ukraine opened shale gas development to Western giants, assigning its first exploration contract to the Anglo-Dutch firm Shell in a deal worth up to $800 million (555 million euros).
    (AFP, 9/1/11)
2011        Sep 1, Yemeni military and medical officials say 30 al-Qaida suspects have been killed over the last 24 hours in US airstrikes and clashes with Yemeni soldiers in al-Qaida-held cities in the south. 4 Yemeni military officers were also killed in the clashes.
    (AP, 9/1/11)

2012        Sep 1, In Iowa a pilot was killed at an air show in Davenport after his Soviet Cold War era jet crashed into a nearby field.
    (abcNEWS, 9/2/12)
2012        Sep 1, It was reported that drought-related home damage has been found in 40 of the 48 contiguous US states and that experts said damage could exceed $1 billion.
    (SFC, 9/1/12, p.F1)
2012        Sep 1, American lyricist Hal David (91) died in Los Angeles. He worked with composer Burt Bacharach on numerous top 40 hits.
    (SSFC, 9/2/12, p.D11)
2012        Sep 1, In eastern Afghanistan 2 suicide attackers, one driving a fuel tanker, blew themselves up near a US base, killing at least 12 people in Wardak province. The dead included 8 civilians and 4 Afghan police. 2 US soldiers were killed in Ghazni province.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Chad warned that flooding of vast fields of crops and locust infestations had added to a severe food crisis in a country already battling chronic malnutrition.
    (AFP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Egyptian authorities arrested Hamada Abou Shita, a militant wanted for his alleged role in planning and carrying out deadly attacks last year on a police station and a bank in the Sinai Peninsula. A court sentenced Abu Shita to death in absentia on Aug. 14 for his alleged part in the 2011 attacks.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement, bringing the two nations deeply at odds with the US closer together.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Israel launched airstrikes at training camps in the Gaza Strip wounding 2 Palestinians.
    (AFP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Jordan and the UN's refugee agency issued an urgent call to international donors for $700 million to handle the rapidly rising number of Syrian refugees seeking safe haven in the country.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, In Mali Islamist extremist rebels seized control of Douentza, 190 km (120 miles) north of Mopti, a central town held by the Mali army.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, In Pakistan US drones fired a barrage of missiles at a vehicle and a house in North Waziristan, killing at least five suspected militants. A group of gunmen on motorcycles in the southwestern province of Baluchistan killed seven Muslims of the Shiite Hazara community.
    (AP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants put on show the bodies of four "enemy" soldiers (2 Somalis and 2 Kenyans) killed in combat in Kismayo, southern Somalia.
    (AFP, 9/1/12)
2012        Sep 1, Syrian rebels launched deadly attacks on the military in a campaign increasingly targeting its air power. 18 unidentified bodies were found in the Damascus area. Summary executions by both sides in the conflict were on the increase. State media said that a "terrorist" group had killed five members of a family in the central Marjeh district of Aleppo. In Idlib province rebels attacked an army roadblock in the Harem district, killing or wounding 9 soldiers. In Hama province rebels killed at least four soldiers in a similar attack. A car bomb near a Palestinian refugee camp in a suburb of Damascus killed at least 15 people.
    (AFP, 9/1/12)(AP, 9/2/12)

2013        Sep 1, The new eastern half of the SF Bay Bridge opened for traffic following a shutdown that began Aug 28.
    (SFC, 9/3/13, p.A1)
2013        Sep 1, New York City officials cancelled the last day of the Electric Zoo music festival on Randall Island following 2 deaths the previous evening due to use of the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy.
    (SFC, 9/2/13, p.A7)
2013        Sep 1, In NYC Antiq Hennis (1) was shot and killed in his stroller as 2 gunmen fired multiple shots at his father, Anthony Hennis (21). On Sep 6 two men were arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the shooting.
    (SFC, 9/7/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 1, In Afghanistan the badly beaten, bullet-riddled bodies of 7 Afghan soldiers were found dumped in Ghazni province, apparent victims of insurgents. In Ghazni's Qarabagh district 2 Afghans, involved in civilian militias that resist the Taliban, were killed during a gunfight with militants.
    (AP, 9/1/13)
2013        Sep 1, China announced investigation proceedings for Jiang Jiemin, the government minister responsible for state owned assets, for “discipline violations," a party euphemism for corruption.
    (Econ, 9/7/13, p.47)
2013        Sep 1, Dominican Rep. officials uncovered an underground lab for processing cocaine near Saban Toro. 2 Colombians faced drug charges.
    (SFC, 9/3/13, p.A2)
2013        Sep 1, In India Asaram Bapu, a controversial spiritual guru, was arrested on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.
    (AP, 9/1/13)
2013        Sep 1, In Iraq members of an Iranian dissident group were killed at Camp Ashraf, home to about 100 members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq. MEK spokesman, Shahin Gobadi, said 52 were killed and some of them were found handcuffed behind the back.
    (AP, 9/1/13)(SFC, 9/2/13, p.A6)
2013        Sep 1, Mexican police launched tear gas at protestors who threw rocks and firebombs in Mexico City, leaving two officers injured during a demonstration against President Nieto's education reform agenda.
    (AFP, 9/1/13)
2013        Sep 1, Mexican authorities said police have detained a 47-year-old man known as "Ugly Betty," the alleged leader of the New Juarez Cartel.
    (AFP, 9/2/13)
2013        Sep 1, At least 9 Pakistani servicemen were killed when a roadside bomb hit an army convoy passing through North Waziristan.
    (Reuters, 9/1/13)
2013        Sep 1, In Romania thousands of people took to the streets to protest against shale gas exploration and a controversial Canadian gold mine project using cyanide.
    (AFP, 9/1/13)
2013        Sep 1, In Syria at least 42 were killed after regime forces retaliated for a rebel attack on army positions  around the town of Rouhayba, northeast of Damascus.
    (AFP, 9/2/13)
2013        Sep 1, In Yemen thousands of protesters held a protest in the southern city of Aden to renew calls for independence from the north and reject the Sanaa government's apology for a 1994 civil war.
    (AFP, 9/1/13)

2014        Sep 1, In Atlantic City, NJ, the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino was due to close Sep 2, a little over two years after opening.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, A top Afghan leader said talks on a power sharing deal between rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, In Albania the main opposition Democrats started a boycott. This was triggered by a fistfight in Parliament in July when two governing Socialist lawmakers allegedly attacked a Democrat colleague. The Democrats demanded that all legislation of major significance require more than a simple majority of votes.
    (AP, 12/24/14)
2014        Sep 1, Australia ratcheted up sanctions against Russia in line with the United States and EU in response to Russian soldiers openly violating Ukraine sovereignty.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, In Belarus pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, In Canada Jacobus Marinus van Nierop, a fugitive Dutch dentist, was arrested in Nackawic, New Brunswick, following an int’l. manhunt. He was accused of mutilating dozens of French patients.
    (http://tinyurl.com/n6poox4)(AFP, 9/4/14)
2014        Sep 1, In central China a man (40) stabbed students and teachers with a knife at the Dongfang primary school in Chengguan, Hubei province, killing 3 children and injuring 6 people before jumping to his death.
    (AP, 9/1/14)(SFC, 9/2/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 1, The Cuban government enacted new rules sharply limiting the amount of goods  people can bring into the country and raising customs duties of many items that are still allowed.
    (SFC, 9/2/14, p.A5)
2014        Sep 1, In India a 16-year-old went missing after trying to save her father from being attacked by village elders as punishment for failing to repay a loan. Her body was found the next morning. Police soon arrested three people after the girl's father lodged a complaint that she was raped and murdered in West Bengal state.
    (AFP, 9/3/14)
2014        Sep 1, In Iraq a suicide bomber crashed an explosives-laden Humvee into a construction site, killing 37 people in Anbar province. A government airstrike hit the town of al-Alam near Tikrit, killing 31 civilians including 24 children.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)(SFC, 9/15/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 1, Japan and India agreed to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting PM Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Japan urged local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases contracted at a popular local park in downtown Tokyo. The health ministry earlier reported three local cases, the first in nearly 70 years.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Scores of healthcare workers at the country’s main hospital in Monrovia went on strike over unpaid wages.
    (AP, 9/1/14)(AFP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Libya's parliament reappointed PM Abdullah al-Thinni as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy. Islamist militants launched a new attempt to seize Benghazi's civilian and military airport from army forces allied to a renegade general. 31 fighters on both sides were reported killed.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)(AP, 9/2/14)
2014        Sep 1, In New Zealand John Tully (48), suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and critically injuring a third, was taken into custody following a manhunt that lasted seven hours in the South Island town of Ashburton.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Nigeria confirmed a third case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16 with some 200 under surveillance.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, In northeastern Nigeria Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45 miles) from Maiduguri. Several Nigerian troops were killed at the Bama armory by a fighter jet targeting the insurgents.
    (Reuters, 9/2/14)
2014        Sep 1, North Korea gave foreign media access to detained Americans Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller). The three called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
    (AP, 9/2/14)
2014        Sep 1, Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into a sprawling government complex in Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence.
    (AP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Peruvian police displayed 8.5 tons of cocaine in a Lima airport hangar seized in a raid last week in a rural home near Trujillo. Officials said it was the largest cocaine haul ever in the country.
    (SFC, 9/2/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 1, A Saudi Arabian court jailed 17 men for up to 26 years for seeking to fight in Iraq and funding militants.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, In southern Somalia US military forces targeted Al Shabab leader Ahmed Godane in an operation in the Lower Shabelle region. 6 militants were reported killed. On Sep 5 the Pentagon confirmed that Godane was killed in the attack.
    (Reuters, 9/2/14)(AP, 9/2/14)(Reuters, 9/5/14)
2014        Sep 1, In Syria heavy fighting erupted between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji were being held by militants.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said raids by government forces hunting suspected Islamic State infiltrators in the northeast town of Hasakeh have sparked an exodus of more than 60,000 civilians in three days.
    (AFP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, Turkish authorities detained at least 20 police officers in new nationwide raids over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Istanbul prosecutors announced they were dropping all legal proceedings against 96 people probed as a result of the corruption allegations, including Erdogan's son Bilal. Turkey's top judge issued a thinly-veiled warning to Erdogan to refrain from interfering in the judiciary.
    (AFP, 9/2/14)
2014        Sep 1, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukrainian forces were forced to retreat from Lugansk airport in the face of a Russian troop attack as Moscow soldiers moved into key eastern cities.
    (Reuters, 9/1/14)(AFP, 9/1/14)
2014        Sep 1, A Yemen security official said Al-Qaeda militants have executed 3 men they accuse of planting electronic chips in the network's vehicles to help US drones target them.
    (AFP, 9/2/14)

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