History Blog

September 1

Happy Birthday RIP “Yvonne De Carlo”(Margaret Middleton 1922–2007) Richard Farnsworth(1920–2000) Conway Twitty(Harold Jenkins 1933–1993) George Maharias (1928–2023) ; Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin–84 Don Stroud–80 Barry Gibb–77 (Last Gibb brother alive), Dr. Phillip McGraw–73 Gloria Estefan(Garcia)–66 Burn Gorman–48 Robert Scott Speedman–48 Robert Boyd Holbrook–42 ; 1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world’s first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company ; 1897 – The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America(ie first subway underground subway)