1878 Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the United States. The company was the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston.
1887 Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. It is a device that is better known as a record player. Thomas Edison made the idea work.
1922 The first daily news program on radio was "The Radio Digest," on WBAY radio in New York City, NY.
1939 Germany invaded Poland and began World War II.
1970 The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered on September 18, 1965.
1986 Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for "Jerry’s Kids" over the Labor Day weekend.
1995 Illinois Congressman, Mel Reynolds, announced his resignation. He had been convicted of having sex with an underage campaign volunteer.
1998 Mark McGwire, of the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his 56th and 57th homeruns to set a new National League record. He would eventually reach a total of 62.
1998 Vietnam released 5,000 prisoners, including political dissidents, on National Day.