The Temple of Apollo is dedicate on the Palatine Hill in Rome.
Death of St. Denis The French martyr who was beheaded on a hill north of Paris (after that called Montmartre) and supposedly walked to Notre Dame with his head in his hand.
Leif Ericson lands in North America and discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
Saladin prays at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
Richard I, King of England, begins his return from the 3rd Crusade
Last of the 16,000 Jews expelled by King Edward I leave England
Hangul alphabet made official writing system of Korea
Death of Florentine artist Fra Filippo Lippi. The teacher of Boticelli, he was known for his madonnas and religious murals.
Henry VI of England restored to the throne.
Agatha Weiss, Anna Dormar, and Christina Mayer burned for witchcraft in Waldsee, Germany
Religious dissident Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
First Commencement held at Harvard University
The Collegiate School of Connecticut -- later Yale University -- was chartered in New Haven.
Austrian and Russian troops enter Berlin and begin burning structures and looting.
A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.
The first Luddite riots occurred in Manchester. Luddites opposed the use of machinery to spin thread, previously done by people. Luddite has continued to be used to indicate those in opposition to technology.
The first Norwegian immigrants to America arrive on the sloop Restaurationen.
The calliope was patented by Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Alfred Dreyfus, French artillery officer who was falsely accused of giving French military secrets to foreign powers born
Confederate cavalry raiders return to Chattanooga having attacked Union General William Rosecrans' supply and communication lines all around east Tennessee.
The first mail order catalog was delivered this day. It was only one page but it worked. It was sent out by Mr. Aaron Montgomery of the famous Montgomery Ward catalog and department stores.
The public was first admitted to the Washington Monument.
Aimee Semple McPherson founder of the Foursquare Gospel Church born
First, a pan of Dvorak's Requiem. When performed in an English city, it, quote, "bored Birmingham so desperately that it was unanimously voted a work of extraordinary depth... which verdict I record with a hollow laugh and allow the subject to drop by its own portenous weight."
Bruce Catton, U.S. historian and journalist, famous for his works on the Civil War born
Germans take Antwerp, Belgium, after 12-day siege.
Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York, to Glendale, California.
King Alexander of Yugoslavia was assassinated by a Croatian terrorist during a state visit to France.
The first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (Republican, Mississippi) born
President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships.
Rock musician (The Who) John Entwistle born
The first electric blanket went on sale. It was sold in Petersburg, Virginia ($39.50).
The Eugene O'Neill drama "The Iceman Cometh" opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York.
Singer Jackson Browne born
Harvard Law School begins admitting women.
Jody Williams an American teacher and aid worker who received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the campaign she led, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) born in Putney, Vermont
Actor Robert Wuhl ("Arliss") born
Musician James Fearnley (The Pogues) born
Football player Mike Singletary born
Pope Pius the 12th died, nineteen years after he was elected to the papacy.
Rock singer-musician (The BoDeans) Kurt Neumann born
Country singer Gary Bennett (BR5-49) born
Latin American guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Grevara was assassinated while attempting to incite revolution in Bolivia. His remains were identified in July 1997.
Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Priscilla Presley, was divorced from Elvis -- in Santa Monica, CA. Ms. Presley got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis' publishing companies.
Singer-musician Sean Ono Lennon born
Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, became the first Soviet citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco.
Actor Randy Spelling ("Sunset Beach") born
Actor ("Home Improvement") Zachery Ty Bryan born
James Watt, facing Senate condemnation for a racially insensitive remark, resigned as President Reagan's interior secretary.
One day after Salvadoran President Jose Napoleon Duarte unexpectedly offered to hold peace talks with leftist rebels, a coalition of guerrillas accepted the proposal.
The hijackers of the "Achille Lauro" cruise liner surrendered after the ship arrived in Port Said, Egypt.
Yoko Ono dedicated "Strawberry Fields," a 2.5 acre garden memorial to John Lennon in New York City's Central Park.
The U.S. Senate convicted U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne of "high crimes and misdemeanors," making him the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened in London.
Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork, his rejection by the Senate a virtual certainty, angrily told reporters he would not ask that his nomination be withdrawn.
Author, politician and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce died in Washington at age 84.
Yugoslav President Raif Dizdarevic warned citizens in a national radio and television address that continued nationalist and economic unrest could lead to a state of emergency.
The official Soviet news agency Tass reported that an unidentified flying object, complete with a trio of tall aliens, had visited a park in the city of Voronezh.
The San Francisco Giants won the National League championship by defeating the Chicago Cubs.
President Bush told a news conference he would be willing to consider higher income tax rates for the wealthy, but later appeared to back off that stand.
President Bush declared "total confidence" in his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, who was accused of sexual harassment by former aide Anita Hill.
The UN Security Council voted to ban all military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 102nd Congress adjourned.
Special US envoy Robert Oakley traveled to Somalia in an attempt to revive a tentative peace agreement reached by Somali clan leaders.
The United States sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf after Saddam Hussein sent tens of thousands of elite troops and hundreds of tanks toward the Kuwaiti border.
Americans Edward B. Lewis and Eric F. Wiechaus and German Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard won the Nobel Prize for medicine for studies of how genes control early embryo development.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 shook the west coast of Mexico, killing 51 people.
Americans Edward B. Lewis and Eric F. Wieschaus and German Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard won the Nobel Prize for medicine for studies of how genes control early embryo development.
Saboteurs pulled 29 spikes from a stretch of railroad track, causing an Amtrak train to derail in Arizona; one person was killed and about 100 were injured.
Two Americans and a Briton shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry while three Americans won the physics prize.
Vice President Al Gore and Jack Kemp debated in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In the opening game of the American League Championship series, 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier turned a probable fly out into a game-tying home run by reaching over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium and sweeping the ball into the stands with his baseball glove (the Yankees won, 5-to-4 in eleven innings).
Hurricane "Pauline" struck Acapulco, Mexico, killing 150 or more people.
Dario Fo, the unabashed leftist playwright who was prosecuted by Italy, denounced by Roman Catholic Church leaders and barred from the United States, won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ariel Sharon returned to the center of power in Israel as the country's new foreign minister.
The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co. reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, hours after a handful of workers walked off the job when a strike deadline passed.
In boxing's first sanctioned battle of the sexes, Margaret MacGregor defeated Loi Chow by winning all four rounds on all three judges' cards in a promotion held in Seattle.
California bans sale of violent video games to minors
More troops for southern Thailand troubles
Weekend violence in Darfur complicates peace talks
VeriSign acquires Weblogs.com
Hurricane Vince on track for Europe
Ottawa plans tax windfall to deal with budget surplus
Russia estimates larger yield for N. Korea nuclear test
Controversy follows after Canadian PM skips vote for hockey game
Craig Lowndes and Jamie Wincup become "Kings of the Mountain"
North Korea claims it has conducted a nuclear test
France to ban smoking in public places
New Zealand seventh in Czech Republic A1GP feature race
Municipal elections in Belgium: Flemish Interest halted in Antwerp but advancing elsewhere
Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion
Tropical Storm Norman forms southwest of Baja California
Jamie Lee Curtis quits acting
At least 150 militants and 50 Pakistani troops killed in clashes
Iraq's President supports U.S. Senate plan to decentralize Iraq
A-League 2007â€“08: Round 7 Results
Basque city car bomb injures bodyguard
Wolfsburg player draws criticism for withdrawal from squad
TAITRONICS Autumn 2007: A 3-in-1 combination and great innovations
USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon "1-click patent"
Markets down across the world; Dow Jones falls below 9,000
Rap music fan sentenced to Beethoven, pays fine instead
French author Le ClÃ©zio wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
IMF: World on brink of recession; prepares special loan program
UK motorway closed for several hours, heavily congested due to woman on bridge
US presidential candidate Barack Obama has 50% support
Zimbabwe cancels education year for 4.5 million after political and economic troubles
At least twelve killed after building collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
Nobel Peace Prize misused says Norwegian lawyer and activist
Leading Sky News anchor Bob Friend dies at age 70
Iceland nationalises Kaupthing Bank
Coulthard says Piquet should have been punished for F1 cheating
US Senate finance committee to vote on health care bill
US deficit reaches record $1.4 trillion
26 killed after mine accident in China
Macedonia says compromise with Greece over name dispute possible
Iran court sentences opposition activist to death
BBC receives 487 complaints after 'Dancing' race row
18 hospitalized after gas attack in school in Valga, Estonia
Bomb explosion in Pakistani market kills 49
Aid agencies warn of food shortages in flood-hit India
Bus driver convicted of killing eleven after falling asleep in California crash
At least 160 killed by landslides in the Philippines
Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
European Parliament committee backs visa-free travel for Balkan countries
Macaque kills newborn in Malaysia
Scientology defector arrested after attempting to leave organization
Winning British EuroMillions lottery ticket worth Â£113 million claimed
Afghan provincial governor killed in mosque bomb attack
Additional damage to reservoir prompts evacuation of Kolontar, Hungary
Patient in Buckinghamshire hospital was treated in toilet, inquiry hears
Chilean miners rescue to begin on Tuesday, Minister MaÃ±alich announces
Remaining Expedition 25 crew launch to space
Tomatoes, watermelons, peppers reduce stroke risk, Finnish study suggests
Australian scientists develop culture to destroy reef-killing starfish
On the campaign trail, September 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo ChÃ¡vez re-elected