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V-J Day
V-J Day
Sep 2 all-day
Following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s acceptance to the Potsdam Declaration and surrendered on 15th August 1945, effectively marking the end of World War II. However, the official surrender[...]
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The Great Hurricane
The Great Hurricane
Sep 8 all-day
September 8, 1900. On the brink of the 20th century, the “Great Hurricane,” the greatest natural disaster in human terms ever to strike North America, destroys much of Galveston and kills 6,000 people there.
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Integrated Circuit
Integrated Circuit
Sep 12 all-day
September 12, 1958  Integrated circuit, developed by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments, Dallas, is successfully tested, ushering in the semiconductor and electronic age.
Preservation Success Stories 12:00 pm
Preservation Success Stories @ Hall of State
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by David Preziosi David Preziosi will explore the development of Preservation Dallas, which works to collaborate, educate, and advocate for the preservation of Dallas’ historic and cultural resources. Important battles, successes, and failures will[...]
Pour Yourself Into History at Five Sixty 6:00 pm
Pour Yourself Into History at Five Sixty @ Five Sixty
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Dallas Historical Society for happy hour around town to learn and discuss the unique heritage of Dallas in a fun, relaxed and enjoyable setting. Come eat, drink, and help support a local business[...]
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University of Texas classes begin
University of Texas classes begin
Sep 15 all-day
15 September 1883 — The University of Texas opened its doors in Austin for its inaugural session. First courses were offered in the Academic Department and a Law Department.
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Talk Like A Pirate Day
Talk Like A Pirate Day
Sep 19 all-day
Yarr! Talk Like A Pirate Day encourages you to inject pirate-themed words and noises into everything you say. Talk like a pirate at home, at work, with friends, on the phone and to everybody you[...]
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Texas in the First World War
Texas in the First World War @ Dallas Historical Society - Hall of State
Sep 29 – Oct 22 all-day
An exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of US and Texas entry into WWI. The exhibit will draw on numerous private and museum collections. The exhibit will be held in the GH, HoH, and the[...]
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Texas Tech classes begin
Texas Tech classes begin
Sep 30 all-day
September 30, 1925  Texas Tech University begins classes in Lubbock as Texas Technological College.