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Calendar :: Volume 02, Issue 15

September 1

  • A tax was imposed on beards in Russia, 1689
  • The first U.S. federal tax on tobacco was effected, 1862
  • Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason, 1807
  • Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II, 1939
  • Emma Nutt became the world's first female telephone operator,1878

September 4

  • Barney Flaherty became the first newsboy in the United States, 1833
  • On that same date in 1888, George Eastman patented his famous Kodak camera

September 7

  • National Grandparents' Day made official by President Jimmy Carter, 1978

September 16

  • The Mayflower set out from Plymouth, England, 1620. They arrived in Massachusetts on December 26.

September 18

  • Dag Hammarskjold died in a plane crash, 1961

September 23

  • William McGuffey born, creator of the Readers, 1800

October 4

  • Sputnik launched, and the Space Age opened, 1957

October 7

  • Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland U. in football, 222 to 0, 1916

October 21

  • Nelson's English fleet defeated the French and Spanish (Trafalgar), 1805
  • Edison perfected the first practical incandescent light, 1879
October 28
  • Harvard founded, 1636
  • Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, 1886

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