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Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 1, 2022

Died

  • Jacques Cartier (explorer)
  • Louis XIV, King of France
  • Nellie McClung (Canadian activist)
  • Ethel Waters (singer)
  • Martin Kamen (co-discovered the radioactive isotope carbo-14)
  • Dean Jones (actor )

Born

  • Chester Harding (painter)
  • James Gordon Bennet (founder of New York Herald)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (composer)
  • James J. Corbett (boxer)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs (writer; Tarzan author)
  • Francis William Aston (chemist, discovered isotopes)
  • Don Wilson (entertainer)
  • Rocky Marciano (boxer)
  • Conway Twitty (country music singer)
  • Seiji Ozawa (orchestra conductor)
  • Lily Tomlin (actress)
  • Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
  • Barry Gibb (singer, member of the Bee Gees)
  • Gloria Estefan (musician)
  • J. D. Fortune (singer)
  • Scott Speedman (actor)
  • Zendaya (actress and singer)

Events

  • Deborah Read Rogers became the common-law wife of Ben Franklin
  • Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrived at Walla Walla, Washington
  • At a convention of nondrinkers in Chicago the Prohibition Party is born
  • The first woman, Miss Emma Nutt, was hired by the Telephone Dispatch Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Before Miss Nutt’s employment, young men served as operators, but their rudeness to telephone subscribers caused the company owners to replace them with women
  • Saskatchewan became a province of Canada
  • Alberta became a province of Canada
  • The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoological Garden in Ohio
  • Sundance Fire intensified, Idaho
  • Bobby Fischer became the first American to hold the world chess title by defeating Soviet player, Boris Spassky
  • Remains of the R.M.S. Titanic luxury liner discovered 12,400’ deep, 230 miles south of Nova Scotia
  • A 23-inch Arctic grayling was caught in Wolf Lake, Manitoba

Weather

  • A trace of snow fell at Long Falls Dam in Maine
  • Mount Washington in New Hampshire received about one-half inch of snow

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