Election of Louis, son of Charlemagne, as Holy Roman Emperor
Coronation, by his own hand, of Louis I "the Pious," as Holy Roman Emperor
Plague strikes the 5th Crusade, of Fredrick II, ending it
Scots under William Wallace defeat English at Stirling Bridge.
Italian writer Bernardo Accolti (Virginia) born
Italian biologist and medical experimentor Ulisse Aldrovandi born
Poet Pierre de Ronsard born
Elector of Brandenburg Johan Georg (1571-91) born
Barbara Huebmeyer, Appela Huebmeyer and Anna Schnelling burned as witches.
Massacre of Drogheada, on orders of Oliver Cromwell
Colonial American clergyman Solomon Stoddard, 29, was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Northampton, Mass. He remained at this pulpit for the next 57 years.
Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.
Neoclassical English poet James Thompson - "The Seasons" and "The Task,"
Songwriter James Thomson (Rule Britannia) born
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.
Francois Couperin died. This prolific Baroque composer reportedly said: "Since hardly anyone has composed more than I have, I hope my family will find in my wallet something to make them regret my passing."
The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
Troops commanded by General George Washington were defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe in the Battle of Brandywine.
The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the articles of confederation.
Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first US Secretary of the Treasury.
German mineralogist, mathematician and physicist Franz E Neumann born
Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.
An American fleet, led by Thomas Macdonough, scored a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.
All members of President John Tyler's Cabinet resigned, except Secretary of State Daniel Webster, in protest of Tyler's veto of a banking bill.
The Swedish singer Jenny Lind began touring America in the first private railroad car
Mormon fanatic John D. Lee, angered over President Buchanan's order to remove Brigham Young from governorship of the Utah Territory, incited a band of Mormons and Indians to massacre a California-bound wagon train of 135 in Mountain Meadows, Utah .
American short story writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) -"The Gift of the Magi," and "The last Leaf" born
A 10-day truce is declared between generals Sherman and Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
Author D.H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover and Sons and Lovers born
Sergei Rachmaninoff, already famous as a pianist, finished his First Symphony. The performance was terrible, the symphony failed and Rachmaninoff went into psychoanalysis for two years before he could compose again.
A strike by coal miners in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia ended, with the miners winning an eight-hour work day. (The day before, about 20 miners were killed when sheriff's deputies opened fire on them in Pennsylvania.)
Country singer and former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis born
German Marxist philosopher Theodor Adorno. born
University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant born
Jessica Mitford, writer who championed civil rights. She is best known for her book The American Way of Death. born
Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos born
The volunteer medical aide Ernest Hemingway left the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan after leg injuries of an indeterminate nature. He fell in love with one of the nurses, Agnes von Kurovsky.
Football Hall-of-Famer Tom Landry - Coach of the Dallas Cowboys professional football team, who won two Super Bowls born
Actor Lee Richardson born
The first coast-to-coast busline service in America began.
President Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada.
Movie director Brian De Palma born
Rock musician Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead) born
Singer-actress-dancer Lola Falana born
President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Canada at the second Quebec Conference.
Singer-musician Leo Kottke born
The "Miss America" pageant made its network TV debut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was crowned the winner.
Musician Jon Moss (Culture Club) born
Rock musician Mick Talbot (The Style Council) born
Actress Kristy McNichol born
The Beatles recorded their first single for EMI, "Love Me Do" and "PS I Love You," at EMI studios in London.
Thurgood Marshall appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Actress Virginia Madsen born
Actress Roxann Dawson ("Star Trek born
The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.
Musician-composer Moby born
"The Carol Burnett Show" premiered on CBS.
Singer Harry Connick Junior born
Rock musician Bart Van Der Zeeluw (K's Choice) born
"Great White Wonder", said to be the first bootleg record album, appeared in record stores in Los Angeles. The two-record set featured unreleased Bob Dylan songs.
Actress Laura Wright ("Guiding Light") born
Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev died at age 77.
The elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, of Chile, was toppled in a right-wing military coup supported by the CIA. Allende died, reportedly by his own hand.
"Little House On The Prairie" starring Michael Landon made its television debut. The show also starred Melissa Gilbert.
Georgi Markov, a Bulgarian defector, died at a British hospital four days after being stabbed by a man wielding a poisoned umbrella tip.
Chris Evert Lloyd won her sixth U.S. Open by defeating Hana Mandlikova 6-3, 6-1.
President Reagan announced he would meet with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko at the White House on September 28.
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds cracked career hit number 4,192 off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb.
A U.S. satellite glided through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in the first-ever on-the-spot sampling of a comet.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 86.61 points, ending the day at 1,792.89.
The CBS TV network went "black" for six minutes after anchorman Dan Rather walked off the set of "The CBS Evening News" because a tennis tournament being carried by the network ran overtime. (The tennis coverage ended abruptly, catching the anchorman off guard.)
Mats Wilander of Sweden won the men's US Open title in New York.
The exodus of East German refugees from Hungary to West Germany by way of Austria began.
President Bush addressed Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis, vowing that "Saddam Hussein will fail" in his takeover of Kuwait.
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced the Kremlin would withdraw thousands of troops from Cuba, a move bitterly denounced by the Havana government.
In the Middle East, hopes grew for the release of Western hostages in Lebanon after Israel freed 51 prisoners.
President Bush announced he was approving the sale of 72 F-15 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia.
Hurricane "Iniki" struck Hawaii, leaving at least five people dead and more than ten-thousand homes damaged or destroyed.
Antoine Izmery, a prominent supporter of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was shot and killed outside a church in Port-au-Prince; the UN mission accused Haitian armed forces of involvement.
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf died in Zurich, Switzerland, at age 81.
At the 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, "Frasier" won best comedy series while "Picket Fences" was named best drama series.
Actress Jessica Tandy died in Easton, Connecticut, at age 85.
Andre Agassi won the men's championship at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, defeating Michael Stich.
The prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles reluctantly began its rebuttal case, as ordered by Judge Lance Ito, after the defense refused to rest.
Two top officials with the Health and Human Services Department resigned over President Clinton's signing of the Republican welfare overhaul bill (another official had resigned the month before).
Hurricane "Hortense" continued churning its way through the Caribbean.
The Army issued a searing indictment of itself, asserting that "sexual harassment exists throughout the Army, crossing gender, rank and racial lines."
Scots voted to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.
Congress released Kenneth Starr's voluminous report that offered graphic details of President Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct and leveled accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice; the president's attorneys quickly issued a point-by-point rebuttal.
Russia's fractious parliament came together and confirmed compromise candidate Yevgeny Primakov as prime minister.
Divers off Nova Scotia recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Swissair Flight 111, which had crashed September second with 229 people aboard.
Serena Williams won the U.S. Open women's title, beating top-seeded Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Eric Milton pitched a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in their 7-0 win over the Anaheim Angels.
President Clinton, attending a conference of Asia-Pacific leaders in New Zealand, demanded that Indonesia allow an international force to restore peace in East Timor.
Terrorists crash hijacked planes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon
Red Cross asks for more volunteers
UK Chancellor blames OPEC for oil crisis, refuses to cut fuel tax
Loyalist rioting erupts in Belfast
Katrina raised gas prices higher than ever
Katrina survivor searchers prepare for the worst
Chile remembers its own September 11 anniversary
German police seize Tor anonymity servers
Wrong way yacht race postponed
Al-Qaeda releases 9/11 message
CMSU computing team discovers another record size prime
King of Tonga dies, aged 88
Lucknow: Convent school ransacked by BJYM activists
Pope visits homeland in Germany
OPEC to keep oil production at current levels
Second video of Osama bin Laden surfaces
SEMI predicts Taiwan will become the second largest semiconductor industry market in 2007
Twenty20 World Championship: West Indies vs South Africa
Adam Air ticket sales revive after post-crash slump
20-year-old captures abusive police officer on tape
Downing Street welcomes new resident cat
Rugby World Cup: Argentina 33 - 3 Georgia
Norwegian airline opens new domestic destinations from Moss Airport, Rygge
Large earthquakes reported in Indonesia and Japan
September 11 attacks remembered in US
England and Wales Director of Public Prosecutions to seek bomb plot retrial
California lawmaker denies affairs after sexual discussion becomes public
Businessman in India's 'house of horrors' case has rape, murder convictions overturned
World's oldest person dies in California at age 115
Timothy Dalton to voice a character in Toy Story 3
Man banned from keeping animals after forcing cat to inhale cannabis
US and Vietnam begin talks to decontaminate areas affected by Agent Orange
Deadly flash flooding hits northwestern Turkey
Musician Phil Collins announces he will never play drums again
Aboriginal primacy bill introduced to the New South Wales legislative assembly
Tony Abbott competes in Wagga Wagga fun run
Samoa looking ahead to Rio Paralympics with eye on powerlifting