September 1 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Peace Day (Germany)
Germany Observance
Knowledge and Literature Day
Armenia Observance
Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle
Eritrea Public Holiday
Independence Day
Uzbekistan Public Holiday
Constitution Day
Slovakia National Holiday
Pitru Paksha starts
- Hindu
National Chicken Boy’s Day
- Weird
National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
- Weird

Historical Events on September 1

  • 1804: One of the biggest asteroids ever discovered in the Main Belt of our solar system – Juno – was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding on this day.
  • 1862: At the Battle of Chantilly during the American Civil War, a group of retreating Union forces in Chantilly, Virginia are defeated by an advancing group of Confederate forces.
  • 1864: During the American Civil War, the evacuation of Atlanta is ordered bh Confederate Army General John Bell Flood. This ended the 4 month siege of the city by Union General William Sherman.
  • 1905: Saskatchewan and Alberta join the Canadian Confederation on this day.
  • 1914: The name of St. Petersburg, Russia is changed to Petrograd.
  • 1923: Killing over a hundred thousand people, the Great Kanto Earthquake causes major damage to Yokohama and Tokyo.
  • 1928: Ahmet Zogu proclaims that Albania is now a monarchy and he is now a king.
  • 1934: The Discontented Canary, the first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, opens up at movie theaters.
  • 1939: During World War II, Forces from Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland.
  • 1939: The Nazi’s Iron Cross design is formalized on this date, as is the Wound Badge used for all SS, Luftwaffe, Wehrmact and Kriegsmarine soldiers who were wounded during combat.
  • 1939: An order for the systematic euthanasia of all disabled and mentally ill people in Germany is signed by Adolf Hitler.
  • 1951: Australia, the U.S., and New Zealand sign the ANZUS Treaty – a pact that provides for the mutual defense of all members.
  • 1952: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is first published on this day. This novel would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Famous Birthdays on September 1

  • Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan is born in 1957.
  • American Golfer Keith Clearwater is born in 1959.
  • American singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is born in 1964.
  • American illustrator and author Holly Golightly is born in 1964.

Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras

Leap Day

Arbor Day