Octavian (Augustus Caesar) first Roman Emperor, who introduced Pax Romana, the era of peace. born
Death of Conrad I, King of Germany
William de Nogaret is made Chancellor of France
The Sadians defeat the last of their enemies and establish themselves as rulers of Morocco.
Philip II of Spain gives orders to halt colonizing efforts in Florida.
William of Orange enters Brussels States-General deposes Don John
Sir Humphrey Gilbert sails in search of the Northwest Passage
Spain divides North America into Mission Provinces
Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, held its first commencement.
Franois Mansard, French architect, dies at about 68
Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
The Austrians sign the Treaty of Belgrade after having lost the city to the Turks.
During the Revolutionary War, the American warship "Bon Homme Richard" defeated the HMS "Serapis" after the American commander, John Paul Jones, is said to have declared: "I have not yet begun to fight!"
British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point to the British.
Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.
William Holmes McGuffey, educator famous for his book Eclectic Readers born
Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.
The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.
Armand Hyppolyte - French physicist who first measured the speed of light and proved that light speed was finite. born
Vincenzo Bellini died of dysentery, at the age of 33. Rossini wrote that "all Paris mourns."
Victoria Chaflin Woodhull
The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
William Stewart Halsted, established 1st surgical school in US born
Mary Church Terrell, educator and civil rights advocate born
The siege of Paris begins during the Franco-Prussian War.
Mack Sennett's first Keystone short subject, a "split-reel" of two comedies starring Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling, was released.
Saxophonist, John Coltrane born
Gene Tunney scored a 10-round decision over Jack Dempsey to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Philadelphia.
Singer Ray Charles (Hit the Road Jack, Georgia on My Mind) born
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London.
The George Cross is instituted for civilian acts of courage.
Singer Julio Iglesias born
Actor Paul Petersen ("The Donna Reed Show") born
Actress-singer Mary Kay Place born
Rock star Bruce Springsteen born
Congress adopted the Internal Security Act, which providing for registration of communists. It was ruled later unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon went on television to deliver what came to be known as the "Checkers" speech as he refuted allegations of improper campaign financing.
The 20th-Century Fox production "The Robe," the first movie filmed in the CinemaScope wide screen process, has its Hollywood premiere, a week after opening in New York.
East German police arrest 400 citizens as U.S. spies.
Nine black students who had entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.
Actress Elizabeth Pena born
Country musician Don Herron (BR5-49) born
New York's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) formally opened as the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
"The Jetsons," an animated cartoon series about a space-age family, premiered on ABC-TV; it was the first program to be carried by the network in color.
New York City sees the first performance of Fiddler on the Roof staring Zero Mostel
Recording executive Jermaine Dupri born
Rock singer Sarah Bettens (K's Choice) born
Juan Peron was again elected president of Argentina after 18 years in exile. His second wife, Isabel, became vice president and succeeded him when he died 10 months later.
The Reagan administration announced plans for what became known as "Radio Marti."
A new opera house opened in Amsterdam under police guard to keep nuclear protesters and environmentalists away.
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze told the U.N. General Assembly a superpower summit was a ''realistic possibility.'' Controversy erupted as Japanese newspapers quoted Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying minorities lowered America's ''intelligence level.''
Delaware Senator Joseph Biden withdrew from the Democratic presidential race following questions about his use of borrowed quotations and the portrayal of his academic record.
Bob Fosse, American dancer and choreographer dies.
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze concluded two days of talks in Washington with Secretary of State George P. Shultz on the subjects of arms control and human rights.
Iraq threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and attack Israel if other nations tried to force it from Kuwait.
South African President F.W. de Klerk arrived in the US for talks with President Bush.
President Bush addressed the United Nations, urging the world body to rescind its resolution equating Zionism with racism.
U.N. weapons inspectors in Baghdad discovered documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program, triggering a standoff with Iraqi authorities.
Plans for a presidential debate fell apart, with President Bush continuing to object to a single-moderator format proposed by a bipartisan commission; it was the second such cancellation.
The South African parliament voted to allow blacks a role in governing.
The founder of Chicago Opera Theater, Alan Stone, was named as the company's artistic director emeritus. In the new role, Stone will serve as senior adviser and consultant.
Sydney, Australia, was selected to host the 2000 Summer Olympics, beating out Beijing. The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.
In a wide-ranging interview aboard Air Force One, President Clinton admitted he had tended in the past to get hung up on details, and pledged to do a better job in providing reassuring leadership to Americans confused by tumultuous times.
Ross Perot sued the bipartisan commission that voted to keep him out of the presidential debates, arguing that excluding him would deepen public cynicism and cause his campaign "incalculable damage."
Space shuttle "Atlantis" left Russia's orbiting "Mir" station with astronaut Shannon Lucid, who ended her six-month visit with tender goodbyes to her Russian colleagues.
The Senate Finance Committee opened hearings into reports of alleged abuses by the Internal Revenue Service.
Armed men raided an Algerian village, killing at least 200 people inaone of the worst massacres since Algeria's Islamic insurgency began.
The Mars Climate Observer apparently burned up as it was about to go into orbit around the Red Planet.
President Clinton vetoed the Republicans' $792 billion tax cut bill, calling it "too big, too bloated."
India subsidizes girls' education to offset gender imbalance
Italian Minister of Economy resigns
Sony restructuring plan includes 10,000 job cuts
St. Anthony Foundation provides hope
World Food Program told to leave North Korea
WinMX shut down following RIAA requests
Hurricane Rita turns toward Texas-Louisiana border
Parts of New Orleans flood again
Ask Jeeves to remove valet from website
Katrina conspiracy meteorologist quits Idaho TV News
Google launches new blog search engine
First successful anti-coup protest in Thailand
French newspaper suggests Osama bin Laden may be dead
Estonia elects Toomas Hendrik Ilves as President
U.S. Navy officially retires F-14
Interview with Sean Semper-Whyte, City Council candidate for Ward 6 in Mississauga, Canada
Mayfield Exposed! highlights artworks of Brampton high school students
Google convicted in case brought by Belgian press
Mime Marcel Marceau dies at age 84
Yasuo Fukuda is elected as LDP President, Japan
Israel releases 90 Palestinian prisoners
Subtropical storm forms over the Altantic
Adam Cooney wins Brownlow Medal
WWE Raw Results from Cincinnati, OH for September 22, 2008
Stressed plants produce aspirin-like chemical
Mass delivery of anti-Islamic DVDs in swing voting states
First Google Android phone unveiled, will be available soon
Gordon Brown: I can lead Britain through economic crisis
School shooting in Kauhajoki, Finland kills eleven
Swiss cabinet reorganised, Finance Minister in coma
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Hana Razga running in EdmontonâLeduc
Republican Congressman Ron Paul endorses Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin for President of the United States
American war deserter given stay of deportation in Canada
Australian frog is rediscovered after 17 years
CanadaVOTES: NDP candidate Katy Austin running in SimcoeâGrey
Activists claim police harrassment as G20 summit nears
Chess grandmasters Kasparov and Karpov play match in Spain
Twelve killed by roadside bombs in Afghanistan
Carter: US "likely behind" Venezuela coup
Red dust storm engulfs Sydney, Australia
Pope Benedict XVI announces visit to United Kingdom
Michael Jackson film "This Is It" to be premiered in at least 15 world cities simultaneously
US hikers freed after two years of custody in Iran
Congressman Thad McCotter ends bid for U.S. president
Scottish police arrest man over child sexual assault in Clydebank supermarket
U.S. President creates Chimney Rock National Monument