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1882 – 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC.

1905 – The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War, US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator.

1914 – US President Woodrow Wilson orders US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications – even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmerman telegram, helping bring the US into the war.

1921 – Walter Johnson sets baseball strikeout mark at 2,287.

1928 – 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones.

1939 – FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe.

1942 – British and US bomb Le Havre & Bremen.

1949 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Margaret Osborne duPont beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1.

1953 – 1st privately operated atomic reactor – Raleigh, NC.

1958 – “Doctor Zhivago” novel by Boris Pasternak published in US.

1958 – “The Huckleberry Hound Show” by Hanna-Barbera featuring Yogi Bear premieres on US TV.

1960 – A. J. Foyt wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois, State Fairgrounds.

1961 – US President JFK signs law against hijacking (death penalty)

1971 – Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win.

1978 – Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter begin Egypt-Israel peace conference at Camp David.

1986 – NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms.

1994 – San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers’ 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL’s career TD leader with 127.

2015 – US health officials confirm a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers from Mexico is responsible for 1 death and for making hundreds sick.

2017 – Hurricane Irma becomes the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin region with winds of 185 mph.

2018 – Anonymous senior White House official opinion piece “I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration” published by the New York Times.

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