Athenian and Plataean hoplites commanded by General Miltiades drive back a Persian invasion force under General Datis at Marathon.
Death of St, Guy of Anderlecht
Simon de Montfort defeats Raymond of Toulouse and Peter II of Aragon at Muret, France.
Mongol paper money introduced in Persia
Francis I, King of France (1515-47) born
Italian painter and architect Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli born
Explorer Henry Hudson (Hudson River) born
English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into the river that now bears his name.
Execution of the Marquis of Cinq Mars, for treason
1st Jewish congregational service in Manhattan held
Composer Sebastien de Brossard born
Governor Berkley of Virginia is denied his attempts to repeal the Navigation Acts.
A combined Austrian and Polish army defeats the Turks at Kahlenberg and lifts the siege on Vienna, Austria.
John Alden, the last Mayflower passenger, died. According to history and Longfellow, he courted Priscilla Mullen in the name of his friend Miles Standish and won her himself.
The Treaty of St. Petersburg puts an end to the Russo-Persian War.
The French philosopher Voltaire and the Prussian enlightened king Frederick the Great first met after corresponding for years. Voltaire spent 1850-52 at Frederick's court at Potsdam.
Composer Georg Friedrich Theodor Wolf born
The philosopher Rameau died. Rameau was also a musician. He fancied himself both a composer and a harpsichordist. One acquaintance said, "His heart was in his harpsichord... when he shut the lid there was no one at home."
Composer Bemnjamin Carr, composer born
Despite his failed efforts to suppress the American Revolution, Lord Cornwallis is appointed governor general of India.
Alexander Campbell, US founder of the Disciples of Christ. born
Composer Frantisek Matej Hilmar born
Richard Jordan Gatling, US inventor of hand-cranked machine gun born
Newspaperman Charles Dudley Warner (With Mark Twain he wrote The Guilded Age) born
Mexican authorities crush the revolt which broke out on August 25.
Francis E. Clark, American Congregationalist clergyman. In 1881, at age 29, Clark organized the world's first church "youth fellowship" in Portland, Maine. Clark's original name for this Christian group concept was "The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor." born
H.H. Asquith, British prime minister (1908-16) born
The Brownings were secretly married at St Marylebone Church in London. They ran away to Italy together a week later.
Author and journalist H.L. Mencken (The American Language) born
French entertainer Maurice Chevalier born
US publisher, Alfred A. Knopf born
Artist Ben Schahn in Lithuania. born
Mrs. Alice Stebbins Wells becomes the first policewoman with full powers of arrest and wearing a uniform.
U.S. Olympic track star Jesse Owens. He won four medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 born
During World War One, US forces led by General John J. Pershing launched an attack on the German-occupied St. Mihiel salient north of Verdun, France.
Adolf Hitler joins German Worker's Party.
Actress Irene Dailey born
The House of Bishops of the U.S. Protestant Episcopal Church voted 36-27 to delete the word "obey" from the vows of their denomination's official marriage service.
Actor Dickie Moore ("Our Gang") born
Katharine Hepburn makes her New York stage debut in "Night Hostess."
Country singer George Jones born
In a speech in Nuremberg, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia.
Italian forces begin an offensive into Egypt from Libya. Italy's Breda Ba.65 was not the best ground-attack plane to see action in World War II--it may well have been the worst.
Singer Maria Muldaur born
German paratroopers took Benito Mussolini from the hotel where he was being held by the Italian government.
During World War Two, US Army troops entered Germany for the first time, near Trier.
French troops land in Indochina.
Actor Joe Pantoliano born
Singer-musician Gerry Beckley (America) born
Rock musician Neil Peart (Rush) born
Khrushchev becomes First Secretary of the Communist Party.
"Lassie" made its television debut on CBS.
Little Rock High School in Arkansas was ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to admit blacks.
"Bonanza" premieres on NBC and ran through 1973.
Luna 1 launched by USSR; first spacecraft to impact on the moon.
Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed the issue of his Roman Catholic faith, telling a Protestant group in Houston, "I do not speak for my church on public matters, and the church does not speak for me."
Rock musician Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) born
Rock singer-musician Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five born
Actor Darren E. Burrows ("Northern Exposure") born
The comedy-musical "The Monkees" made its debut on NBC television and the situation comedy "Family Affair" premiered on CBS television.
Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) born
Heavy bombing of Vietnam resumed under orders from President Nixon.
Rock singer Liam Gallagher (Oasis) born
Military officers deposed Emperor Haile Selassie from the Ethiopian throne he had occupied for more than a half-century.
Chicago White Sox designated hitter Minnie Minoso became the oldest player (age 53) to collect a hit in a regulation game.
South African black student leader Steven Biko died while in police custody, triggering an international outcry.
It was announced that Charles Dutoit would become music director of the Montreal Symphony. The Montrealers had played under Otto Klemperer, Zubin Mehta, Franz-Paul Decker and Rafael Frubeck de Burgos. Charles Dutoit would benefit from that, and build on it.
The critically acclaimed TV sitcom Taxi began and ran through 1982.
Jimmy Connors won his fourth U.S. Open, defeating Ivan Lendl.
The Soviet Union vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution deploring the shooting-down of a Korean jetliner by a Soviet jet fighter on Sept. 1.
A South African panel proposed the repeal of the country's "pass laws" that kept South Africa's blacks out of white areas.
Joseph Cicippio, the acting comptroller at the American University in Beirut, was kidnapped; he was released in December 1991.
The United States released Soviet physicist Gennadiy Zakharov and the Soviet Union released American journalist Nicholas Daniloff to the custody of their respective countries' embassies, pending their espionage trials.
Reports surfaced that Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Biden had borrowed, without attribution, passages of a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock for one of his own campaign speeches. (The Kinnock report, along with other damaging revelations, prompted Biden to drop his White House bid.)
Hurricane "Gilbert" slammed into Jamaica with torrential rains and winds of 145 miles-an-hour, killing 45 people and causing damage estimated at up to $1-billion.
Manhattan Borough President David N. Dinkins won New York City's Democratic mayoral primary, defeating incumbent Mayor Edward Koch and two other candidates on his way to becoming the city's first black mayor.
Representatives of the World War II Allies and West and East Germany signed a treaty in Moscow giving international sanction to German unity.
Saying Middle East peace negotiations might be in jeopardy, President Bush told reporters he would use his veto authority, if necessary, to delay action on Israel's call for $10 billion in housing loan guarantees.
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off on a mission to deploy an observatory designed to study the Earth's ozone layer.
Police in Peru captured Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman.
Monica Seles won her sixth Grand Slam title, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the U.S. Open final.
The space shuttle "Endeavour" blasted off, carrying with it Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space; Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space; and Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly on a US spaceship.
Actor Anthony Perkins died in Hollywood at age 60 of AIDS.
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat arrived in Washington on the eve of the signing of a peace accord with Israel.
Actor Raymond Burr died at his Northern California ranch at age 76.
The space shuttle "Discovery" blasted off from Cape Canaveral on a ten-day mission.
A stolen, single-engine Cessna crashed into the South Lawn of the White House, the pilot, Frank Corder, was killed.
In Canada, the separatist Parti Quebecois won a majority of seats in the province's legislature.
In Poland, NATO soldiers and former Warsaw Pact nations held their first joint maneuvers.
The Belarussian military shot down a hydrogen balloon during an international race, killing its two American pilots.
Last-minute intervention by Republican ptesidential candidate Bob Dole led to Senate postponement of action on a treaty designed to eliminate chemical weapons. President Clinton said the agreement was threatened by "a bitter partisan debate."
With little to show after three days of shuttle diplomacy, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright declared she wouldn't return to the Mideast until Israeli and Palestinian leaders made the "hard decisions" necessary to restart peace talks.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jesse Helms, exercising iron control, prevented any committee hearing on William Weld's nomination to be ambassador to Mexico.
Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs became the fourth player in major league baseball history to reach 60 homers in a single season.
Lindsay Davenport won the U-S Open, defeating defending champion Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-5.
The White House responded to Kenneth Starr's graphic report on President Clinton by calling it a "hit-and-run smear campaign."
Leaders of striking pilots at Northwest Airlines ratified a new contract, ending a walkout that began August 28th.
Andre Agassi captured his second U.S. Open title, dominating Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2.
Under intense international pressure, Indonesia announced it would allow an international peacekeeping force to restore order to the devastated territory of East Timor.
"The Practice" and "Ally McBeal," both created by writer-producer David E. Kelley, were named best drama series and best comedy series at the 51st Emmy Awards.
Hong Kong Disneyland opens to the public
FEMA accused of misusing trained disaster workers as public-relations workers
US peace activist to be deported from Australia
Exit Polls: Norway votes for change
Koizumi wins electoral mandate for postal reform
Bush approval rating sinks to 38%
NZ opposition leader admits to fundamentalist contacts
Los Angeles undergoing large power outage
Synagogues burn as Palestinians rejoice over Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip
Second night of violence in Belfast
Michael Brown, Director of FEMA resigns
Damascus: US embassy attacked
Bermuda hit hard by hurricane Florence
Disneyland pranked overnight by graffiti artist Banksy; ride shut down
Attack on U.S. embassy in Syria halted in progress
Torrential rains huge havoc on Sindh, killing several, heavy rains destroy the crops in Sindh
MySpace to expand to mobile music
Bomb blast in Turkey kills 10 injures 17
European Chess Championship opens in Liverpool
Interview with Vicky Colbourne, Regional Council candidate for Wards 2 & 6 in Brampton, Canada
TADA court begins pronouncing '93 Mumbai blasts verdict
Twenty20 World Championship: Australia vs Zimbabwe
Opposition leader takes early lead in Sierra Leone presidential run-off elections
Twenty20 World Championship: Kenya vs New Zealand
US says Israel hit Syrian targets in airstrike last week
Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli stripped of championship for doping
Twenty20 World Championship: Pakistan vs Scotland
Semicon Taiwan starts with 5 mainstream topics
Massive earthquake strikes Indonesia on September 12
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns
Free-to-air channel sues pay TV operator over rugby screening
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada found guilty of plunder
Tropical storm Humberto eyes Gulf Coast
US President George Bush may reduce amount of troops in Iraq
Russian prime minister resigns at President Vladimir Putin's request
Scandinavian Airlines System landing gear failures prompt grounding of Bombardier Q400s
Rugby World Cup: Tonga, Fiji and Italy win
Brian Melo crowned winner of Canadian Idol
Controversy spreads over Libertarian U.S. presidential nominee Bob Barr
Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman diagnosed with Bell's palsy
Violence in Uganda enters second day
Former Taiwanese president jailed for life on corruption charges
Businessman and founder of The Weather Channel Frank Batten dies at 82
Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei threatens dissenters at Friday Prayers
New York Times reporter rescued in Afghanistan
Road accidents, suicide, pregnancy and violence among top killers of world's youth
Former WWE superstar Jeff Hardy arrested on major drug charges
Renault F1 launch criminal complaint against former driver over race-fixing allegation
Japanese tourist travels through 37 countries on just $2
Reports: North Korea to test third nuclear bomb
Mortar raid kills 15 in Somalia
Alleged ghost hunt in Toronto ends in death
Abu Ghraib prison burns after riot
Israeli President Shimon Peres collapses in Tel Aviv
IEEE approves 802.11n standard after six years
Scientology ties at New Village Leadership Academy stir controversy for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Australian rules football: West Gippsland Latrobe Football League Finals Preliminary Final
Michael Jackson tribute concert postponed until 2010
Bomb explosion in Kashmir kills three
Copenhagen hotel explosion may have been terror attack, say officials
Up to ten reported dead, 50 injured after pipeline blast in Iran
Police may have killed some of the eight tourist victims in Philippines hostage crisis
Nokia appoints Microsoft Business Division Head as chief executive