Sep 1, 2018
In 1878, Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in America. In 1887, Emile Berliner patented the device that became the record player, perfected later by Thomas Edison. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, thereby starting World War II in Europe. The same day, Hitler signed an order beginning the systematic euthanasia of the mentally ill and disabled. In 1945, Japan surrendered, ending World War II. In 1956, Elvis bought his mother a pink Cadillac. In 1985, the wreckage of the Titanic was found 453 miles off the Newfoundland coast. In 1995, Louis Armstrong was honored on a US postage stamp. In 1997, prosecutors announced the driver of Princess Diana's fatal car was legally drunk. In 1998, the first Harry Potter book was released in America. Happy Birthday, Liz Carpenter, Soshana Afroyim, Ann Richards, Lily Tomlin, Gloria Estefan. It's Knowledge Day in Russia and Random Acts of Kindness Day across the globe. Mission: Think and act kindly.