39 fun facts for September, 1

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 1 has witnessed remarkable events, from the opening of the first drive-in pharmacy in London to the discovery of the Titanic wreckage. This day is also marked by various celebrations such as Knowledge Day in Russia, Constitution Day in Slovakia, and National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day in the United States.
39 Fun facts
  1. September 1, 1887, opened the world's first drive-in pharmacy. Located in London, UK, this unique pharmacy allowed customers to drive up or ride horses to pick up their prescriptions without having to step out of their vehicles.
  2. On September 1, 1897, the Boston subway system was inaugurated. The first underground system in the United States, and the third in the world, the Boston subway system marked a significant milestone in transportation history.
  3. September 1 is celebrated as Knowledge Day in Russia. Marking the start of a new school year, the day is meant to honor the value of education and knowledge.
  4. On September 1, 1985, the Titanic wreckage was finally discovered. A team led by oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard located the ship, which had sunk in 1912, about 2.5 miles (4 km) below the North Atlantic Ocean surface.
  5. Burning Man Festival, an annual event in Nevada, typically begins on the last Monday of August and ends on the first day of September. This radical, creativity-driven festival brings together a community with a unique celebration of art, self-expression, and self-reliance.
  6. September 1 is celebrated as Constitution Day in Slovakia. The day commemorates the adoption of Slovakia's constitution on September 1, 1992, laying the foundations for their democracy and independence.
  7. On September 1, 1979, the first recorded live concert in space took place when the Skylab space station astronauts performed "Orbitsville."
  8. September 1 is National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day in the United States, honoring the beautiful and unique ginger cat breed.
  9. In 1905, the first professional football game took place on September 1, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where the Latrobe Athletic Association defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club by a score of 12-0.
  10. On September 1, 1969, the first ATM was installed in Rockville Center, New York, making it easier for people to access their money without having to visit a bank branch.
  11. The Wizard of Oz, a classic film starring Judy Garland, premiered on September 1, 1939, in Hollywood, California.
  12. September 1 is celebrated as National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, recognizing words in the English language that do not have any rhyming counterparts.
  13. On September 1, 1952, the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous natural rock formation in New Hampshire, was officially made the state emblem.
  14. September 1 is celebrated as Wattle Day in Australia. The day honors the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha), the country's national flower, representing unity and resilience.
  15. In 1914, the world's last known passenger pigeon, named Martha, died in captivity on September 1, at the Cincinnati Zoo, highlighting the importance of conservation efforts.
  16. September 1 is National Cherry Popover Day in the United States, celebrating the sweet, fruity dessert.
  17. On September 1, 1844, the Hincks & Williams Printing Telegraph was patented, revolutionizing communication with the capability to send telegrams faster and more efficiently.
  18. In 1894, the Great Hinckley Fire took place in Minnesota on September 1, leading to important advancements in firefighting techniques and equipment and forest management practices to prevent such disasters.
  19. September 1 is Vietnamese National Day, which commemorates the declaration of independence from France by Ho Chi Minh in 1945.
  20. On September 1, the first Japanese radio station, JOAK, began broadcasting in 1925, paving the way for the growth of Japanese radio and media.
  21. September 1 is celebrated as Emma M. Nutt Day in the United States, commemorating the first female telephone operator.
  22. In 1923, the Great Kantō Earthquake, one of the deadliest earthquakes in Japan's history, struck the Kantō region on September 1, leading to improved building codes and disaster preparedness measures.
  23. On September 1, 1878, Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator for the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company, beginning the era of women as "the voice" of the telephone industry.
  24. September 1 is observed as National Blueberry Popsicle Day in the United States, celebrating the popular frozen treat on a stick.
  25. In 1930, the Santa Maria Volcano erupted in Guatemala on September 1, remaining to this day one of the most significant volcanic disasters of the twentieth century.
  26. On September 1, 1807, the first steamboat to navigate western rivers left Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launching the steamboat era in American transportation history.
  27. September 1 marks the founding of the F.B.I., a U.S. government agency focused on combating domestic and international crime.
  28. In 1951, on September 1, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand signed the ANZUS Treaty, establishing a military alliance focused on mutual defense and cooperation.
  29. On September 1, 1962, Channel Television, now known as ITV Channel, began broadcasting in the Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English Channel.
  30. September 1 is World Letter Writing Day, encouraging people to rediscover the art of letter writing and the joy of receiving a handwritten note.
  31. In 1965, Pakistan changed its currency from Pakistani rupees to the decimal currency system on September 1, simplifying the country's monetary system.
  32. On September 1, 1838, British medical student William Marsden founded the Royal Free Hospital in London, setting the standard for free medical care.
  33. September 1 is observed as National Tofu Day in the United States, celebrating the versatility, health benefits, and delicious taste of tofu as a food choice.
  34. In 1913, the first municipally-owned streetcar system in the United States began operating in Monroe, Louisiana on September 1, transforming public transportation in America.
  35. On September 1, 1729, the Quaker Province of Pennsylvania abolished slavery, ensuring that no more slaves were imported or used within its borders.
  36. September 1 is National Chicken Boy Day in the United States, honoring a uniquely American roadside attraction—a giant, chicken-headed boy sculpture standing tall in Los Angeles, California.
  37. In 1999, on September 1, the Euro currency exchange rates for European countries were established, facilitating international trade and reducing exchange rate risks.
  38. On September 1, 1983, Korean Air Flight 007 was shot down by the Soviet Union, leading to a tense period in international relations and the subsequent development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for civilian use.
  39. September 1, 1927, marks the discovery of cave paintings dating back to the Paleolithic era in Altamira, Spain, significantly impacting the understanding of early human history.