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Featured Collections: September

On this day... September

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September 1

1995 New York reinstates the death penalty

September 2

1993 Day of Peace in South Africa

September 3

1995 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar

September 4

2016 Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

September 5

1957 "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in New York

September 6

1916 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

September 7

1979 The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

September 8

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September 9

1944 Very strong hurricane hits Netherlands

September 10

1991 Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination

September 11

1961 Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.

September 12

2005 Hong Kong Disneyland opens in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

September 13

1997 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

September 14

2001 Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

September 15

1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

September 16

1990 Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George H. W. Bush

September 17

1952 "I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

September 18

1851New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)

September 19

1858 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra

September 20

1990 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification

September 21

1937 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

September 22

1985 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois

September 23

1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise

September 24

1988 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

September 25

2008 The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter

September 26

1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated

September 27

1912 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

September 28

2012 Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal

September 29

1927 Tornado strikes St Louis Missouri, 85 die

September 30

1997 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4