September 1, 1799 ... The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City, NY. It was the forerunner of Chase Manhattan.
September 1, 1810 ... The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood.
September 1, 1859 ... The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service.
September 1, 1878 ... Emma M. Nutt became the first telephone operator in the United States, for Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston.
September 1, 1906 ... Jack Coombs of the American League's Philadelphia Athletics pitched 24 innings against the Boston Red Sox.
September 1, 1939 ... World War II began when Germany invaded Poland.
September 1, 1945 ... the United States received official word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War II.
September 1, 1956 ... Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.
September 1, 1970 ... the last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered on September 18, 1965.
September 1, 1986 ... Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry's kids over the Labor Day weekend.
Today's birthdays ...
Edgar Rice Burroughs - (writer, Tarzan of the Apes) 1875
Richard Farnsworth - (actor, Legend of the Lone Ranger) 1920
Boxcar Willie - (singer, songwriter) 1931
Conway Twitty - (singer, songwriter) 1933
Lily Tomlin - (actress, comedian) 1939