Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 1

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This is a list of selected September 1 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 1, 2018 featured article or the September 1, 2018 featured picture.

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Constitution Day in Slovakia refimprove
; Independence Day in Uzbekistan (1991) neutrality issues
Start of the liturgical year (Eastern Orthodox Church); unreferenced section
1604Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text of Sikhism, was installed at Harmandir Sahib. unreferenced section
1715Louis XIV of France, the "Sun King", died after a reign of 72 years, longer than any other French monarch. refimprove section
1763Catherine II of Russia endorsed educator Ivan Betskoy's plans for the Moscow Orphanage, an ambitious, state-run, experimental Russian Enlightenment project to educate orphans into ideal citizens. refimprove
1831Pope Gregory XVI established the Order of St. Gregory the Great to recognize high support for the Holy See or for the Pope. refimprove section
1880 – The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan was routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War. unreferenced section
1923 – The Great Kantō earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, struck the Kantō region of Japan, devastating Tokyo and Yokohama, and killing over an estimated 100,000 people. refimprove
1928 – Ahmet Zogu, President of the Albanian Republic, declared the country was now a constitutional monarchy and himself king with the regnal name Zog I. unreferenced section
1939Nazi Germany invaded Poland at Wieluń and Westerplatte, starting World War II in Europe. refimprove section
1951Australia, New Zealand and the United States signed a mutual defence pact known as the ANZUS Treaty in San Francisco, agreeing to cooperate on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area. refimprove section
1961 – The thirty-year Eritrean War of Independence began when rebels led by Hamid Idris Awate fired shots at the Ethiopian Army. refimprove



September 1

Martha, the last passenger pigeon
Martha, the last passenger pigeon

Hilda Rix Nicholas (b. 1884) · Yasuo Kuniyoshi (b. 1893) · Charles Atangana (d. 1943)

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