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Today is September 1st, 2016 and is a Thursday.

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1997: The death of Diana, Princess of Wales is announced by Buckingham Palace.

1991: Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

1985: A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the .

1983: Cold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board die, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.

1981: A coup d'Ă©tat in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.