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Today in History

September 1

Events:

1752   The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia.

1897   The first underground metro or subway in North America opens in Boston.

1939   Poland is invaded by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

1972   Bobby Fischer becomes the world chess champion by beating Russian Boris Spassky.

----   In the Harry Potter books, September 1 is the day on which the Hogwarts Express departs for the start of school

Famous Birthdays:

1875   Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author wrote Tarzan books)

1923   Rocky Marciano (Boxer)

1939   Lily Tomlin (Actress)

1946   Barry Gibb (Sinnger with the Bee Gees)

1950   Dr. Phil ( TV Host)

1957   Gloria Estefan (Singer)

1966   Tim Hardaway (Basketball Player)

1996   Zendaya (Actress on Shake It Up)

Today in History Archive:

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