Today in History for 1st September 2021

Historical Events

1849 – California Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
1914 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating defending champion Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8; final event at Newport Casino, moves to Forest Hills, NY
1942 – US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
1951 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
1982 – Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
2018 – Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen qualifies in 1:19.119 during Q3 of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza; record for fastest average lap speed in F1 (263.588 kph or 163.786 mph)

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Famous Birthdays

1931 – Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
1963 – Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN – “Bad Bad Woman”)
1971 – Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1975 – Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
1976 – Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
1977 – Aaron Schobel, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1406 – Johanna, Duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
1715 – François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
1838 – William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, dies at 68
1947 – Frederick Russell Burnham, American scout and adventurer whose friendship with Baden-Powell inspired the founding of the international scouting movement, dies at 86
1955 – Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
1964 – George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76

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