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Historical Events in American History that occurred in September

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM

September 28, 1542 Spanish discovery of California by Cabrillo

September 6, 1620 The Mayflower ship departed from Plymouth, England, bound for America with 102 passengers and a small crew.

September 9, 1776 The U.S.A. came into existence as the Continental Congress changed the name of the new American nation from the United Colonies to the United States.

September 4, 1781 City of Los Angeles founded by Spanish Governor Felipe de Neve

September 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris signed that ended the American Revolutionary War

September 7, 1860 Birth of the great self-taught, late-life artist Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma Moses" 1860-1961

September 25, 1897 Birth of William Faulkner (1897-1962), considered by many the greatest U.S. author

September 8, 1900 The worst weather disaster in U.S. history: a hurricane with winds of 120 mph struck Galveston, Texas, killing over 8,000 persons.

September 14, 1901 Eight days after being shot, President William McKinley died from wounds suffered during an assassination attempt. Theodore Roosevelt then took over the presidency.

September 2, 1945 President Truman proclaims V-J Day upon the surrender of the Japanese

September 14, 1982 Former actress, American born Princess Grace of Monaco died following a car accident.

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on 16 September 1987, and entered into force on 1 January 1989

September 11, 2001 The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

September 23 Autumn begins in Northern Hemisphere (Spring in the Southern)


Labor Day: First Monday of September

Birthstone: Sapphire


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