Ephemeris of September 1

Ephemeris of September 1

1939: German armed forces invade Poland, following a false border incident orchestrated by the SS. The European component of the second World War has just started.

1923: One earthquake catastrophic ravages the Tokyo-Yokohama region in Japan. Almost three quarters of the capital are destroyed and there are more than 100,000 dead.

1715 : Louis XIV died at the Palace of Versailles after 72 years of reign. He leaves to his heir (his great-grandson) a powerful kingdom but also weakened by decades of war.



Video: Astro-ephemeris animation for September 2014 by Robert von Heeren