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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.
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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 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.