Traditional date of the destruction of Jerusalem
North African bishops vote unanimously that Christians who had lapsed under persecution must be rebaptized upon reentering the Church. The vote led to a battle between Cyprian, one of the North African bishops, and Stephen, bishop of Rome, who disagreed with the vote. That Cyprian yielded has been a longstanding argument for the Roman bishop's supremacy in the early church.
Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France
Boudouin VI becomes earl of Flanders
Death of Pope Adrian IV, only English pope
Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III
Election of Lucius III as Pope
Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem
Election of Gregory X as Pope
Edmund the Butler given land as reward for putting down English rebels
Henry VI becomes King of England
Krim-Tataren plunders Kiev
Balboa sets out from Darien
Mannerist Italian painter Taddeo Zuccari born
Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havr' and earl of Fontenoy. born
Composer Giacomo Torelli born
Quinnipiack becomes New Haven, Connecticut
The Cambridge Synod of Congregational Churches convened in Mass. It formulated the 'Cambridge Platform,' outlining the proper polity (religious government) to be followed by the New England Congregational churches.
Composer Johann Pachelbel born
1st yacht race - England's King Charles vs. his brother James
Bavarian master builder Kilian I von Dientzenhofer born
Willem IV KH Friso, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau born
Dutch book illustrator Simon Fokke born
Theologist and co-founder of Society of It General John Nieuwenhuijzen born
Composer Johann Gottlieb Sollner born
Composer Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly born
Composer Carl Bernhard Wessely born
Mozart wrote Haydn that "I send my six sons to you, my most celebrated and dear friend." Mozart was referring to six string quartets. Mozart was born late enough to have been Papa Haydn's grandson, but Haydn outlived him.
Classical composer John Bake born
US religious author Lydia Sigourney, (How to Be Happy) born
Dutch painter Jacobus T Abels born
In Boston, the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) was instituted. It was the first tract society established in North America.
Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson, was acquitted of treason charges growing out of an alleged plot to set up an independent empire in the nation's south and west.
The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood.
A wagon train of Presbyterian missionaries, led by pioneer missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman, reached the site of modern Walla Walla, WA. Whitman's wife Narcissa became the first white woman to cross the North American continent.
California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey.
German composer Engelbert Humperdinck born
The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service. The car was built by company namesake George Pullman and he was assisted by Ben Field.
"Tarzan" author Edgar Rice Burroughs born
First woman telephone operator starts work, Emma Nutt of Boston.
Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone on this day. We know it better as the record player. Emile got the patent, but Thomas Edison got the notoriety -- for making it work and making music with his American invention.
The first section of Boston's new subway system was opened.
Announcer Don Wilson (The Jack Benny Show) born
Actor Johnny Mack Brown ( Apache Uprising, Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Oregon Trail, Rustlers of Red Dog, Texas Kid) born
Union leader Walter Reuther President of United Automobile Workers [UAW] and Congress of Industrial Organizations [CIO]) born
The last known passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Actor Richard Farnsworth ("The Grey Fox") born
Actor Vittorio Gassman born
Actress Yvonne De Carlo (Peggy Yvonne Middleton) (10 Commandments, Munsters, McLintock!) born
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird born
Boxing champ Rocky Marciano born
An earthquake struck Tokyo, followed by a disastrous fire. An estimated 74,000 people died.
Actor George Maharis (Route 66, The Most Deadly Game, Return to Fantasy Island, Murder on Flight 502, Land Raiders, Exodus) born
Country singer Boxcar Willie born
New York City Mayor James J. "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigned following charges of graft and corruption in his administration.
Former Texas Governor Ann Richards born
Country music singer Conway Twitty (Hello Darlin') born
Symphony conductor Seiji Ozawa born
Conductor Seiji Ozawa born
World War Two began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin born
A federal judge in Sacramento, California, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
Orchestra leader Leonard Slatkin ( St. Louis Symphony Orchestra) born
Americans received word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War Two. (Because of the time difference, it was September second in Tokyo Bay, where the ceremony took place.)
Singer Barry Gibb (BeeGees-Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love) born
The United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
Singer Gloria Estefan (Miami Sound Machine-Conga, 1-2-3) born
The horn player Dennis Brain died in an automobile accident. His playing can be heard on the first recording of Hindemith's Horn Concerto and Brain played a major role in the Hoffnung Music Festivals, which lampooned classical music a generation before P.D.Q. Bach.
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers born
Jazz musician Boney James born
Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) born
American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik , Iceland, defeating Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.
Actor Scott Speedman ("Felicity") born
US Representative Wayne L. Hays (Democrat, Ohio) resigned in the wake of a scandal in which he admitted having an affair with secretary Elizabeth Ray.
Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a 30-year Senate veteran, died in Everett, Washington, at age 71.
269 people were killed when a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace.
The astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery launched their third commercial satellite in three days, sending Telstar Three into space.
The crew of the space shuttle Discovery redeployed a Leasat III satellite that they had retrieved from orbit and repaired in the spacecraft's cargo bay.
The Soviet Union announced that one of its passenger ships, the Admiral Nakhimov, had collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea the night before, sinking both ships, and killing up to 448 people.
Peace demonstrator S. Brian Willson lost his legs when he was hit by a train at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in California while protesting weapons shipments to Central America.
Shipyard workers at Gdansk, Poland, ended an eleven-day strike, acting with some reluctance on the advice of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.
Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti died of a heart attack at his summer home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, at age 51.
President Bush announced that he and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev would meet in Helsinki, Finland, for a "free-flowing" one-day summit on the Persian Gulf crisis and other issues.
Yugoslavia's presidency and the country's feuding republics accepted a European Community plan designed to stop months of fierce fighting among Croats, Serbs and the army.
Defying a US government warning, Bobby Fischer announced he would play his onetime rival, Boris Spassky, in a five million-dollar chess match in Yugoslavia despite United Nations-imposed sanctions.
Louis Freeh was sworn in as director of the FBI.
The Pentagon unveiled a five-year defense plan to further shrink the US military in favor of a lean, high-tech force.
Chicago police found the body of 11-year-old Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, a suspect in a gang-related killing who apparently became a victim of gang violence.
Morocco established low-level diplomatic relations with Israel.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds, convicted of having sex with an underage campaign volunteer, announced his resignation.
A day after Iraqi forces moved into a Kurdish safe haven, US officials were warning the Baghdad government that the incursion would not go unpunished. That same day, Iraq ordered its troops to withdraw from Irbil.
Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic
Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
The Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
As Britain continued to mourn the untimely death of Princess Diana, came word from a source in the Paris prosecutor's office that Diana's driver, Henri Paul, was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Armed robbers posing as postal workers stole more than $37 million from a Zurich, Switzerland, post office.
During a Kremlin summit overshadowed by Russian economic and political upheaval, President Clinton offered Boris Yeltsin a prescription for tough reforms.
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 56th and 57th home runs, breaking the one-season record set by Hack Wilson in 1930.
Ten American tourists and two Tanzanians were killed when their small plane crashed as they were leaving Serengeti National Park.
Twenty-two of baseball's 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union's failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract.
Bush authorizes oil release from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Shots reported during Superdome evacuation
Israel rules victims of Jewish terrorist not entitled to lifelong support
Hurricane Katrina: Resources regarding missing/located people
New Caledonia prepares for 2011 South Pacific Games
JÃ³zef Rotblat, 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies
Idaho companies claim of new record for transmitting data across a wireless link
Fats Domino missing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
First executions in post-Saddam Iraq held in Baghdad
Widespread looting blamed for disrupted rescue efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana
UN Security Council considers Cote d'Ivoire sanctions
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for London 7/7 bombings
Microsoft acquires VoIP firm
U.S. man murdered by wife in Hong Kong
"Toxic soup" scenario in New Orleans unlikely
West African cholera claims more than 500 lives, more deaths feared
Nigeria bill has Taylor implications
Google begins selling print ads
Fats Domino rescued in New Orleans
Football: Ronaldinho signs for Barcelona until 2010
Talks between Pakistan, India yield apparent progress
Clinical study supports pollen tablets as hay fever treatment
Super high speed internet launched in New Zealand
Scugog flag controversy comes to an end
Tropical depression Ernesto hits Carolina's coast in U.S.
Man arrested on suspicion of family murders in Greater Manchester, England
Plane crash in Iran kills 80
User-generated search engine "Jatalla" launched
IMF proposes quota increases for China, South Korea, Mexico and Turkey
Mario Lopez favored to win Dancing with the Stars
Sources: State Department official source of Plame leak
Gene therapy trial for skin cancer cures two terminal patients
Basketball: Greece beats the United States, 101-95 on semi-final
Shiv Shankar Menon to take over as India's new Foreign Secretary
Crow found in Vermont is state's first West Nile case this year
Four jackpot winners confirmed in US 'Mega Millions' lottery drawing
Airbus A380 test flight delayed after accident
Finnish terrestrial analogue TV network shut down
200 yard spider web found in Lake Tawakoni State Park, East Texas
Big time Democratic donor faces prison after surrender
Two men charged with igniting second-largest fire in California history
U.S. Sen. Larry Craig resigns over sex scandal
70 insurgents killed in Afghanistan
California company recalls fresh spinach over salmonella contamination
Finland win first ever Eurovision Dance Contest held in London
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana beat Peru in Quarter finals
US presidential candidate Barack Obama's lead increases after Democratic National Convention
Government of the Bahamas isssues warning over Hurricane Hanna
Bush to skip Republican convention to monitor Gustav
Pakistan's military offensive suspended for Ramadan
News agencies suggest that campaign operative for Republican Party edited article on vice presidential nominee
Twitter more popular than MySpace in United Kingdom
Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen wins Belgian Grand Prix
Telstra becomes the first in the world to switch to HSPA+ wireless Internet technology
Study suggests 'sleeping sickness' parasite mutated to evade immune system defences
Gunman holds hostage in U.S. television station offices
EU ban on 75W bulbs comes into force
The Bahamas halt all new applications for oil exploration
Estonian soldier killed in southern Afghanistan
Russian embassy attacked by Molotov cocktails in Minsk
Florida schools begin to enforce new statewide ban on saggy pants and other revealing attire
Grace Bowman withdraws from Paralympic Dressage Individual Championship Test - Grade II event
China leads medal race after day two of competition at London Paralympics
Paralympic table tennis silver medalist Piotr Grudzien beats Poland's Richard Csejtey
Gliders win against Brazil in their Paralympic opening match
Defending Paralympic table tennis gold medalist Ying Zhou defeats Slovene Andreja Dolinar in group play