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September

1

1920 State Juvenile Home opened in Toledo

2

1847 Dutch emmigrants arrive at the site which will become Pella

3

1813 Fort Madison is torched and abandoned to the Indians

4

1890 the Morrison Electric (automobile) introduced to Iowans in a parade in Des Moines

5

1917 the induction of men into the military for World War I begins at Camp Dodge

6

1834 Dubuque County is established

7

1873 birth of Carl Becker, "historian of history"

8

1920 the first sack of air mail delivered by a military pilot arrives in Des Moines

9

1867 the first passenger train pulls into Des Moines

10

1856 the first engine for the Dubuque & Pacific Railroad is ferried across the Mississippi

11

1911 birth of Walter Goeppinger, first president of the National Corn Growers Association

12

1946 death of Arthur Hertzler, medical researcher

13

1854 Amana Community migrates from te Buffalo, New York area to Iowa

14

1936 Tabor College reopened as a private, not Congregational Church, institution

15

1976 death of Urban "Red" Faber, famed baseball player

16

1889 Iowa's only Coal Exposition Palace opened in Ottumwa

17

1893 Archdiocese of Dubuque created

18

1895 the chiropractic method of healing by adjusting the spine is discovered by D.D. Palmer

19

1860 University of Iowa formally opened

20

1945 death of Robert Bellaire, war journalist

21

1832 treaty of the "Blackhawk Purchase" ratified

22

1829 birth of William Belknap, Secretary of War

23

1989 death of Otto Krauschaar, college president and author

24

1898 birth of Robert Blue, governor of Iowa

25

1976 death of Urban "Red" Faber, famed baseball player

26

1880 birth of John Bailey, Oregon attorney general

27

1909 earthquake felt in eastern Iowa

28

1986 death of Richard Turner, former Iowa attorney general

29

1873 second cornerstone for Iowa's capitol is laid

30

1952 death of Merlin Hall, president of NBC

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