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September 01: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

Happy Birthday! (September 01, 1957)
Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 01, 1972)
The American Bobby Fischer becomes the world chess champion in Reykjavík, Iceland, after defeating Russian Boris Spassky. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 01, 1979)
The first spacecraft to visit Saturn was the American probe Pioneer 11, which passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi). photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 01, 2004)
In North Ossetia, Russia, Chechen militants took over a school in Beslan, and a siege that ended two days later resulted in the deaths of over 330 persons (excluding 31 terrorists), most of them were children. photo source: wikimedia.org

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