Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon, Dies

September 1, 1914

Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, dies at the Cincinnati Zoo. Although an attempt was made in 1857 to protect the pigeons, the Ohio state senate decided the bird wasn’t threatened. Their numbers faded until they were eventually hunted to … Continue reading

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Gaddafi Takes Power

September 5, 1969

While Libyan King Idris is in Turkey for an operation, Muammar Gaddafi leads a group of junior military officers in a bloodless coup. Gaddafi goes on to establish the Libyan Arab Republic (later called the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab … Continue reading

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