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Today in History
Today in History: Monday, September  01, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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1905Alberta and Saskatchewan became the eighth and ninth provinces of Canada.
1942A federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
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1951The United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
1969A coup in Libya brought Moammar Gadhafi to power.
1972American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.
1981Albert Speer, a close associate of Adolf Hitler who ran the Nazi war machine, died at a London hospital at age 76.
1983A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace; 269 people were killed.
2004More than 1,100 people were taken hostage by heavily armed Chechen militants at a school in Beslan in southern Russia; more than 330 people, most of them children, were killed during the three-day ordeal.
2009A law allowing gay marriage took effect in Vermont.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin turns 75 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barry GibbSinger (The Bee Gees)68
Gloria EstefanSinger57
Dee Dee MyersFormer White House Press Secretary53
Scott SpeedmanActor ("Felicity")39
Joe TrohmanRock musician (Fall Out Boy)30
Talk show host Phil McGraw ("Dr. Phil") turns 64 years old today.
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