Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1 in History

September 1 is the anniversary of numerous significant events. We will touch here on three of them.

First, on this date in 1715, King Louis XIV of France died after a reign of 72 years, the longest reign of any major Western World monarch.

Louis Quatorze, 1638 - 1715.

Second, on September 1, 1914, Martha, the last of the species Ectopistes migratorius, died in the Cincinnati Zoo at age 29. The passenger pigeon which is thought to have been the most numerous of all birds at one time had been hunted to extinction.
Credit: The Passenger Pigeon Society. (www.passengerpigeon.org)

"Hello Darlin'." Finally, on this date in 1933 country singer Harold Lloyd Jenkins was born in Friars Point, Mississippi. You either like "country" or you don't, but this gentleman had a fantastic voice. He was an outstanding entertainer.

Conway Twitty, 1933 - 1993 RIP

[September 1 credit: Wikipedia]
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