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On This Day — September 1

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September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

On this day in history:

1715 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1804 – Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1934 – The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.

1970 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attack his motorcade.

1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Frankie and Grace Actress Lily Tomlin turns 78

TV’s Doctor Phil McGraw turns 67

Singer Gloria Estefan turns 60

TV Chef Padma Lakshmi turns 47

British Actress Lara Pulver turns 37

Spider-Man Actress Zendaya turns 21

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