Today in History, English
Today in History, English

99211September 1Event717 – Siege of Constantinople: The Muslim armada with 1,800 ships, is defeated by the Byzantine navy through the use of Greek fire.
99212September 1Event1270 – King Stephen V of Hungary writes his walk to the antiquum castellum near Miholjanec, where the Sword of Attila was recently discovered.
99213September 1Event1355 – King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki.
99214September 1Event1449 – Tumu Crisis: Mongols capture the Emperor of China.
99215September 1Event1529 – The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
99216September 1Event1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
99217September 1Event1604 – Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
99218September 1Event1644 – Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss's Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
99219September 1Event1715 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
99220September 1Event1763 – Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
99221September 1Event1772 – The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
99222September 1Event1774 – Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.
99223September 1Event1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
99224September 1Event1831 – The high honor of Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.
99225September 1Event1836 – Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
99226September 1Event1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly: Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
99227September 1Event1864 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
99228September 1Event1870 – Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
99229September 1Event1873 – Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
99230September 1Event1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
99231September 1Event1880 – The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan is routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War
99232September 1Event1894 – Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
99233September 1Event1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
99234September 1Event1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
99235September 1Event1905 – Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
99236September 1Event1906 – The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
99237September 1Event1910 – In Brazil, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, the first Fifa World Club Championship, is founded.
99238September 1Event1911 – The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
99239September 1Event1914 – St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.
99240September 1Event1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

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