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–93 Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin–82 Don Stroud–78 Barry Gibb–75(Last Gibb brother alive), Dr. Phillip McGraw–71 Gloria Estefan(Garcia)–64 Burn Gorman–47 Robert Scott Speedman–46 Robert Boyd Holbrook–40 ; 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(NYC bouroughs opened their lines between 1986 and 1904. Since the 9/11 attack, it closed the WTC stop until Sept 8 2018 when it was reopened.