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TODAY IN HISTORY



Today in History: Tuesday, September  01, 2015
AP Highlight in History: 
On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan became the eighth and ninth provinces of Canada.
1942 A federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
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1951 The United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
1969 A coup in Libya brought Moammar Gadhafi to power.
1972 American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.
1981 Albert Speer, a close associate of Adolf Hitler who ran the Nazi war machine, died at a London hospital at age 76.
1983 A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace; 269 people were killed.
2004 More than 1,100 people were taken hostage by heavily armed Chechen militants at a school in Beslan in southern Russia; more than 330 people, most of them children, were killed during the three-day ordeal.
2009 A law allowing gay marriage took effect in Vermont.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin turns 76 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Barry Gibb Singer (The Bee Gees) 69
Gloria Estefan Singer 58
Dee Dee Myers Former White House Press Secretary 54
Scott Speedman Actor ("Felicity") 40
Joe Trohman Rock musician (Fall Out Boy) 31
Talk show host Phil McGraw ("Dr. Phil") turns 65 years old today.
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