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On This Day September 1

On This Day in history:

1752- The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia

1878- The first female telephone operator starts work.  Her name was Emma Nutt and she worked in Boston.

1897- The Boston subway opens and it becomes the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

DID YOU KNOW:  There are 121 days until the end of the year.

1914- The last Passenger Pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

1952- "The Old Man and the Sea", a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

1979- U2 releases their first record, "U2-3" in Ireland.

1982- The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

1987- Mick Jagger's "Let's Work" single is released.

1995- Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened with a seven hour concert and dozens of stars.

2004- The itunes Music Store reached 125 million songs sold.

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