September 1st in History1920: Lebanon created by France, Beirut becoming the capital
1933: H.G Wells publishes 'The Shape of the Things to Come'
1974: The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird fighter establishes a new record by flying the Atlantic in under 2 hours
1979: Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to flyby the planet Saturn
1985: After 73 years the wreck of the 'Titanic' is found by Dr Robert Ballard
September 1st birthdays1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, American novelist
1957: Gloria Estefan, Cuban born Pop singer