This Day in History- September 1

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Do you know that before September 1, 1947, there was no standardized time measurement system in India? From famous birthdays to the first journalist to cover World War II, let’s unravel the glorious events of this day in history- September 1.

What Happened in India on September 1?

1947- Standardised time measurement system
On September 1, India set IST as the official time for the whole country. India is five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and also does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

1956 –  LIC established 
LIC was established on this day in history after the Life Insurance of India Act was passed in parliament.

What Happened Around the World on September 1?

1752- Liberty Bell arrives
On this day, Liberty bell arrived in Philadelphia. Liberty bell became a symbol to end slavery. The American Women’s Suffrage movement also adopted the bell in their push for voting rights.

Credits: BrianVolt Hault

1870- Napoleon III was captured at Sedan
Napoleon III was taken prisoner, while the French government in Paris proceeded with the conflict and broadcasted a Government of National Defense.

1923- 7.9 earthquake in Tokyo and Yokohama
Tokyo and Yokohama observed a magnitude 7.9 earthquake killing almost 142000 people.

Credits: Smithsonian Channel

1936- Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek
Gustave Roth who was Belgian boxer won the match against Heinz Lazek of Austria 

Credits: British Pathe

1939- First reporter to cover World War II
Claire Hollingworth who was an English author and journalist became the first to report the outbreak of World War II.

1954- ‘Rear Window’ released
Rear Window was a popular movie starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly directed by Alfred Hitchcock was released worldwide on September 1.

1972- Karen Moe wins gold medal in Munich Olympics
Karen Moe won the gold medal in 200m butterfly Munich Olympics and scoring world breaking the record of 2:15:57

2019- Jack Dorsey Twitter account hacked
On September 1, the Twitter account of Jack Dorset was hacked. Jack Dorsey was co-founder and CEO of Twitter

2019- Exhibition on Christian Dior
The exhibition organized by Christian Dior sets a new record when almost 595000 attendance in seven months in London.

Famous Birthdays

1923- Rocky Marciano
He was an American boxer born in Massachusetts and was the undefeated world heavyweight champion

1950- Phil McGraw
 He was an American psychologist, author, and TV personality born in Vinita, Oklahoma

1977- Aamir Ali
Aamir Ali is a popular Indian television actor who was born on 1 September.

1996- Zendaya 
Actress starring in Spider-Man, Euphoria was born on this day in Oakland, California

This is where we conclude our blog. We hope you enjoyed reading about the significance of September 1 in history. For more exciting articles related to history and education, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn

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