Clement III, 1st Anti-Pope, dies
England's King Richard I, "Richard the Lion Hearted" born
Coronation of Philip, King of Germany
Sancho II, king of Portugal born
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, sails on 5th Crusade
Bernardinus of Siena, Italian saint born
Death of King Charles III "the Noble," King of Navarre
Joan of Arc wounded in battle
Poet Ludovico Ariosto, (Orlando Furioso) born
Michaelangelo's "David" first shown
Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returned to Spain, completing the first circumnavigation of the globe with an expedition that began under Ferdinand Magellan.
The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman re-enters Buda and establishes John Zapolyai as the puppet king of Hungary.
Dr. Ridley, Bishop of London, Protestant, offers to preach before Lady Mary, Catholic, (later Queen of England)
A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Florida. The settlement was established by Spanish admiral, Pedro Menendez de Aviles.
Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St. John
Marin Mersenne, mathematician, musician born
John Endecott arrives with colonists at Salem, Massachusetts, where he will become the governor.
Founding of Harvard College
The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.
The French surrender the city of Montreal to the British.
Antonin Dvorak was born in a village on the Vlatava (the Moldau) not too far from Prague. Dvorak played and taught, composing in his spare time, until his thirties, when Brahms discovered him and he became famous. born
James and Jennie Bushnell became the proud parents of sextuplets, in Chicago, IL. Three boys and three girls were born. Though two babies died, the surviving four lived long lives. This was the first recorded birth of sextuplets.
Siegfried Sassoon, British author and poet famous for his anti-war writing about World War I born
Stage and film director Max Reinhardt born
Robert A. Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio who unsuccessfully sought the presidential nomination in 1952 born
A early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion." It was written by a former Baptist preacher, Francis Bellamy. It only took Mr. Bellamy three hours to write the original 23 words in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering America.
Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman" born
More than 6,000 people were killed when a hurricane and tidal wave struck Galveston, Texas.
Between 30,000 and 50,000 Bulgarian men, women and children are massacred in Monastir by Turkish troops seeking to check a threatened Macedonian uprising.
Robert Turner invents the automatic typewriter return carriage.
Actress Hillary Brooke born
1st US Air Mail service begins.
Comedian Sid Caesar ("Your Show of Shows," and "The Sid Caesar Show") born
Germany is admitted into the League of Nations while Joseph Avenol was secretary-general
Country singer-songwriter Harlan Howard born
The comic strip Blondie first appeared this day.
Reichard Drew of 3M Company developed the first transparent tape - Scotch Tape.
134 people lost their lives in a fire aboard the liner "Morro Castle" off the New Jersey coast.
Senator Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot and mortally wounded; he died two days later.
Actor Alan Feinstein born
Germany's V-2 offensive against England begins. On the ground during Hitler's V-weapon offensive.
Korea is partitioned by the Soviet Union and the United States.
Richard Strauss died at the age of 85, but not before uttering the comment that dying was, quote, "just the way I composed it in 'Death and Transfiguration.'" Of all Strauss's tone poems, "Death and Transfiguration" is the most affecting, especially if you've had a death in the family.
A peace treaty with Japan was signed by 48 other nations in San Francisco.
Musician Will Lee ("Late Show with David Letterman") born
Ernest Hemingway's novel, "The Old Man and the Sea" was first published.
The United States, Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Thailand sign the mutual defense treaty that established the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
Actress Heather Thomas born
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This followed the activation of the facility in July of 1960, when a key element of the U.S. Army's Ballistic Missile Agency was transferred from the Department of Defense to NASA. The Marshall Center is named in honor of General George C. Marshall, who was the Army Chief of Staff during World War II, U.S. Secretary of State, and a Nobel Prize winner for his post-World War II "Marshall Plan."
Pop musician David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals) born
Bobby Boris Pickett's smash "Monster Mash" hit the charts.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Gordon (Levert) born
Star Trek appears on TV for the first time (on NBC)
The situation comedy "That Girl," starring Marlo Thomas, premiered on ABC.
Actor David Arquette born
Peter Furler (Newsboys) born
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened in Washington, D.C. with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."
Arab terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
President Gerald Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon.
California's Nolan Ryan threw a pitch 100.8 miles per hour against the Chicago White Sox, becoming the first player to break 100-mph.
Boston's public schools began their court-ordered citywide busing program amid scattered incidents of violence.
Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas ("Home Improvement") born
Secretary of State George P. Shultz met in Madrid with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko to demand that Moscow accept blame for shooting down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747. Shultz afterward called Gromyko's response "totally unacceptable."
Martina Navratilova battled from behind to defeat Chris Evert Lloyd and defend her women's singles crown at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds tied Ty Cobb's career record for hits, singling for hit number 4,191 during a game against the Cubs in Chicago.
In Paris, the first of five terror bombings over a 10-day period took place on the ground floor of City Hall, killing one person and wounding 18 others.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart admitted during an interview on ABC's "Nightline" that he had committed adultery, and said he had no plans to resume his White House bid.
Two nuclear-missile rocket motors were destroyed at an army ammunition plant in Karnack, Texas; they were the first US weapons to be eliminated under an arms reduction treaty with the Soviet Union.
National League president A. Bartlett Giamatti was named to succeed Peter Ueberroth as Baseball Commissioner.
Former President Reagan underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to relieve a build-up of fluid in his brain that was apparently caused by a horse-riding accident.
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Helsinki, Finland, for a one-day summit sparked by the Persian Gulf crisis.
Gabriela Sabatini won the U.S. Open women's championship and her first grand slam title as she defeated Steffi Graf.
Marjorie Judith Vincent of Illinois was crowned Miss America.
More than 40 people were reported killed in factional fighting around Johannesburg, South Africa.
Stefan Edberg won the U.S. Open in New York, defeating Jim Courier in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.
Senator Quentin Burdick (Democrat, North Dakota) died at age 84.
A case that prompted federal laws against carjacking, Pam Basu of Savage, Maryland, was dragged to her death after being forced from her car.
President George Bush asked Congress to provide more than $7.6 billion dollars to help Hurricane "Andrew" recovery efforts.
German tourist Uwe-Wilhelm Rakebrand was killed by a woman firing from a van as he and his wife were driving away from the Miami airport. (The gunwoman and an accomplice received life prison sentences; the van's driver received 87 years.)
Black gunmen in South Africa launched a series of attacks on black commuters, claiming two dozen lives.
A USAir Boeing 737 crashed as it was approaching Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board.
Bosnia's warring sides reached a compromise in Geneva, agreeing to divide the nation into two states: one for the rebel Serbs and another for the Muslims and Croats.
Okinawans voted more than ten-to-one in favor of a reduction of US military bases on their islands, in a referendum aimed at pressuring Washington to pull out its troops.
At the US Open, Pete Sampras defeated Michael Chang and Steffi Graf beat Monica Seles to win the top prizes.
NBC's "Frasier" won its third consecutive Emmy for best TV comedy; "ER" was named best drama.
America Online acquired CompuServe.
Monday commuters in and around San Francisco faced huge traffic jams a day after workers for the Bay Area's commuter rail system went on strike. (An agreement ending the walkout was reached five days later.)
A Haitian ferry, the "Pride of Gonave," capsized, killing about three-quarters of the 200 people aboard.
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals broke major league baseball's record for home runs in a single season, hitting number 62 off Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel and eclipsing the 37-year-old record held by Roger Maris.
Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley officially kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a rally in his hometown of Crystal City, Mo.
Economist Herbert Stein, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Nixon administration, died in Washington, D.C., at age 83.
Blair is first public official to apologize for Hurricane Katrina response
Halliburton's KBR awarded half billion dollar repair contract for Gulf Coast Navy facilities
Samsung to sell dual-standard DVD player
Aerial photos of Katrina's aftermath available
Controversy erupts over German Anarchist Pogo Party's campaign ad
Google hires Vint Cerf, the "father of the Internet"
UN inquiry finds mismanagement and failure of oversight
US FEMA aid site only supports Windows with Internet Explorer
Oil price falls on inventory report
Controversial rapper dethrones Mariah Carey from No. 1
Afghan-Tajik border control transferred from Russia
California state legislature passes same-sex marriage bill
Ukrainian president Yushchenko dismisses PM, cabinet
Death of candidate will delay final results for German federal election by weeks
Bomb blast in Pakistan, "fighters for greater autonomy" responsible, police claim
Inauguration of the 71st Thessaloniki International Fair in Greece
Experts: obesity is a bigger threat than AIDS or bird flu
Canadian PM to make televised address for 5th anniversary of Sept 11. attacks
State Police: New York fugitive Ralph 'Bucky' Phillips cornered
Massive suicide car bomb in Kabul kills 18, including two U.S. soldiers
ABC comes under fire for alleged partisan slant in 9/11 miniseries
38 dead, over 180 injured as blasts rock Maharashtra town
Colombian army officials accused of allegedly faking terrorist attacks
Motor sport legend Peter Brock dies in rally
California lead bullet ban moves forward
APEC countries set "aspirational goals" on climate change
APEC leaders wear Driza-Bones for group photo
Up to 18 arrested, police injured in APEC rally
US military helicopter crashes in Florida
85 Hindu pilgrims killed in India lorry crash
Japanese man retains title at Air Guitar World Championship in Finland
Two confirmed dead after Typhoon Fitow strikes Japan
NFL: Colts, Saints kick off season
Four young girls killed in Zambia wall collapse
Cricket: England defeat India in one-day series decider
US First Lady undergoes neck surgery
Pavarotti receives standing ovation at funeral
Tropical Storm Gabrielle eyes US east coast
Ford offers US$78 million for Romanian auto plant
Immigrant's Festival begins in Argentina
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to release "Memoirs: 1939-1993"
Transcript of bin Laden message released by ABC
Students promote Thailand's tourism with their paintbrushes - and give proceeds to charity
Rugby World Cup: New Zealand, Australia and England open with wins
Paralympic highlights: September 8, 2008
Silent film actress Anita Page dies at age 98
Hurricane Ike makes landfall on Cuba
Alleged 'rights group' tries to have 4,000 anti-Scientology videos removed from YouTube
Church of Scientology in France accused of fraud; ordered to stand trial
Afghan presidential candidate Karzai wins majority of votes
Lyneham air base in England given all clear after bomb scare
Large bomb defused in Northern Ireland
Large earthquake strikes nation of Georgia
David Cameron misses Prime Minister's Questions after father suffers stroke
A.J. Pierzynski leads Chicago White Sox to narrow 5-4 win against Detroit Tigers
Australian Senate Committee recommends formation of Charities Commission
50 arrested ahead of Swaziland democracy protests
Iraqi TV presenter Riad al-Saray shot dead in Baghdad
UK researchers discover first antibiotics originating from insects
'Daybreak' launches on ITV in UK
Researchers find moonlight influences owl monkeys' nocturnal activity
Scottish FA apologise after fans boo Liechtenstein national anthem
Father of David Cameron dies in French hospital after suffering stroke
Paralympics GB finishes 5-a-side football in seventh place at Paralympics
Human Rights Watch publish documents alleging US cooperated with Libya on torture
Gliders defeat USA in Paralympic semifinals