Conquest of Jerusalem by Titus
Death of Geoffrey Plantagenet
Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope
Marco Polo captured by Genoese, at Curzola
Pope Boniface VIII seized by agents of Phillip, "the Fair," King of France
Death of Ferdinand IV, King of Castile
Frederik I, king of Denmark and Norway (1523-33) born
Death of Frederick IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Death of Ferdinand II, King of Naples
Sailor Perkin Warbeck becomes English King Richard IV
Amerigo Vespucci returns to Lisbon, Portugal
England's Queen Elizabeth the First was born in Greenwich. She was the daughter of English king Henry VIII & Anna Boleyn. born
Death of Catherine Parr, widow of Henry VIII, King of England
Death of Pedro Menendez de Aviles, founder of St. Augustine, Florida
Boston, Massachusetts, founded and named
Composer Clemens Thieme born
Composer Pal Esterhazy born
Death of Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio
The Dutch governor of New Netherlands--Peter Stuyvesant--surrenders the colony to an English naval force under Colonel Richard Nicolls. The English rename the colony New York.
Composer Jean Monnet, composer born
Writer on natural history George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon born
Italian anatomist and physicist Luigi Galvani born
The London Daily Post reported erroneously that Handel's star singer Francesca Cuzzoni was about to be sentenced to death by beheading for poisoning her husband.
Dutch poet and writer Willem Bilderdijk (Disease of Scientists) born
Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.
The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname "Uncle Sam" occurs in the Troy Post.
A cellist who inspired a famous musical witticism died. Jean-Louis Duport and his big stringed instrument prompted Voltaire to say: "You'll force me to believe in miracles when I see that you can turn an ox into a nightingale."
Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring born
American primitive painter Grandma Moses born
Financier J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. born
The James and Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minn.
An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant. Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator. She weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces.
James J. Corbett knocked out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round to win the world heavyweight crown in New Orleans in the first major prize fight that called for the use of boxing gloves under the "Queensberry" rules.
A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race ever held on a racetrack this day. A crowd of 40,000 people watched Whiting tear around the track at 24 miles per hour in Cranston, RI.
Author Taylor Caldwell (Dear and Glorious Physician) born
The Peace of Beijing ended the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Paul Brown, coach of Cleveland Browns (1946-62) born
Heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey born
Producer-director Elia Kazan born
French aviator Roland Garros sets altitude record of 13,200 feet.
Actor Sir Anthony Quayle (The Bourne Identity, The Eagle Has Landed, MacKenna's Gold, The Guns of Navarone) born
James Van Allen, discovered Van Allen radiation belts. born
The first Miss America Pageant was held at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The contest was a promotion to keep tourists in the resort town after the Labor Day holiday. Miss Washington, D.C. won the contest and received a golden statue of a mermaid as her prize! She was 16-year-old Margaret Gorman. Miss Gorman was 5'1 with blonde hair, blue eyes, weighing 108 pounds and her vital stats were 30-25-32.
Pianist Arthur Ferrante born
The British composer Arthur Bliss conducted the premiere of his own "Colour Symphony" with movements called purple, red, blue and green.
Actor Peter Lawford (Rosebud, Ocean's 11, Mrs. Miniver, The Longest Day, Exodus, The Oscar, Harlow) born
American television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using a device called an "image dissector."
Basketball Hall-of-Famer Al McGuire was born. He was the winningest coach ever at Marquette University in Milwaukee with a 295-80 record. born
Jazz musician Sonny Rollins born
Blues singer Little Milton born
Rock legend Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock,Texas. His last name was misspelled on his first recording contract, and he left it that way.
Actor John Philip Law born
Nazi Germany began its initial "blitz" on London during World War Two.
Actor Richard Roundtree (Christmas in Connecticut, Shaft, Young Warriors, Earthquake, A Time to Die, Miami Cops) born
Singer Alfa Anderson (Chic) born
Singer Gloria Gaynor born
Actress Julie Kavner born
Rock singer Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) born
Rock musician Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) born
Actor Corbin Bernsen born
Pianist Michael Feinstein born
Singer Margot Chapman (formerly Starland Vocal Band) born
The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio. (I've always lived in or near Canton. I marched in the HOF Parade several times - never yet been to the Hall of Fame.)
The final episode of the original The Dick Van Dyke Show was seen on CBS-TV
Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen died in Washington DC.
Rock musician Chad Sexton (311) born
Convicted Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was released from prison after more than four years.
The Panama Canal treaties, calling for the US to eventually turn over control of the waterway to Panama, were signed in Washington.
The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut.
President Reagan threatened to retaliate against Japan and the European Common Market for unfair trading practices.
Hana Mandlikova upset Martina Navratilova to win the women's title of the U.S. Open.
Desmond Tutu was installed as the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, becoming the first black titular head of South Africa's fourth-largest Christian church.
President Augusto Pinochet survived an attempt on his life by leftist guerrillas.
Erich Honecker became the first East German head of state to visit West Germany as he arrived for a five-day visit.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Vice President George Bush startled an American Legion audience in Louisville, Kentucky, by referring to September seventh as "Pearl Harbor Day," which is actually December seventh. (Realizing his mistake, Bush said, "Did I say September seventh? Sorry about that.")
The Senate approved, 76-8, legislation prohibiting discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications.
Kimberly Bergalis of Fort Pierce, Florida, publicly identified herself as the AIDS patient who apparently had apparently been infected by her late dentist. (She died the following year at age 23.)
President Bush left for his one-day Finland summit with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Monica Seles won the U.S. Open in New York, defeating Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1.
The European Community opened a peace conference in the Netherlands aimed at bringing peace to Yugoslavia.
Troops in South Africa fired on African National Congress supporters near the Transkei homeland, killing 28 and wounding 200.
Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent resigned, four days after a no-confidence vote by club owners.
President Clinton put forth an ambitious plan to "reinvent government" by reducing the federal bureaucracy.
Dr. Joycelyn Elders was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general.
Two white laborers were convicted in West Palm Beach, Florida, of burning a black tourist from New York; both were later sentenced to life in prison.
U.S. Marines assigned to a potential Haiti invasion force began training on a Puerto Rican island amid talk in Washington of a U.S.-led intervention.
After a brief meeting, the United States and Cuba temporarily suspended talks on stemming the Cuban refugee exodus.
After 27 years in the Senate, Bob Packwood, R-Ore., announced he would resign, heading off a vote by colleagues to expel him for allegations of sexual and official misconduct.
The space shuttle Endeavour thundered into orbit with five astronauts on a mission to release and recapture a pair of science satellites.
Isabel Correa became the 40th person known to have died in the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, less than a day after police burst into a Michigan motel room, interrupting a meeting between Kevorkian and Correa.
Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and mortally wounded on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later.
Mobutu Sese Seko, the former dictator of Zaire, died in exile in Morocco at age 66.
Russian lawmakers rejected Boris Yeltsin's candidate for prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, for a second time, throwing the country into even deeper political turmoil
St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire equaled Roger Maris' single-season home run record as he hit number 61 during a game against the Chicago Cubs.
Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor, promising to crack down on rampaging pro-Indonesian militias after the territory's vote for independence.
It was announced that Viacom Inc. was buying CBS Corp. for $36 billion -- the richest media merger in history.
An earthquake in Athens, Greece, claimed 143 lives.
Palestinian gunmen assassinate ex-security chief
Massachusetts to set up "village" for Katrina evacs
Astronomers find changes in Saturn's rings
Chopper knocks Austrian gondola off cables, killing nine
New Orleans DirectNIC Offices, 'Outpost Crystal' visited by 82nd Airborne
Celebrities contribute to Katrina relief
Australian PM Howard under fire over AU$1.40/L pump prices
Tunisian ATR-72 plane crash on 6 August caused by incorrect fuel gauge
Australia's ABC head Levy leaves for "Channel Nine"
Award show producers try Emmy Idol
Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students
US carrier Delta Air Lines cuts jobs, sells planes
UN holding recruitment exams in under-represented countries
Wikimedia Commons celebrates first anniversary
Farmers block main road in South Italy
Haiti reschedules November presidential elections
US Department of Defense reports Iraqi Al Qaeda "safe house" hit
U.S. state of Utah begins to accept evacuees from Hurricane Katrina
Four more members of the Bali Nine to face death penalty
New Zealand state house worth $2 million
Blair will quit as British PM within a year
Germany, India sign defence accord
Disney Adventures magazine to take on India
MySpace to take on iTunes
Mary Harney resigns as leader of the Progressive Democrats
NASA delays launch of Atlantis
Toronto International Film Festival starts tonight
New al-Qaeda video shows Osama bin Laden meeting with 9/11 hijackers
17 terrorism suspects arrested in Belgium
Officers and immigrants injured in Canary Isles revolt
Canada's Afghan mission in question
US talk show: Daily Guinness attempts to return on talk show Live with Regis and Kelly
Australian comedians "could have been shot" during APEC prank
Romanian sergeant killed in Afghanistan by makeshift landmine
Syria fires on Israeli fighter planes
Osama bin Laden to release message to US on six year anniversary of 9/11
Rugby World Cup: Argentina shock France in tournament opener
Heavy turbulence during WestJet flight injures nine people
Poland wins the Eurovision Dance Contest
Paralympic highlights: September 7, 2008
UN scientist: Eat less meat to tackle climate change
Papua New Guinea wins Australian rules football International Cup
'Invitational Games for the Deaf, Taipei 2008' Day 2 features martial art events
Asif Ali Zardari elected as President of Pakistan
Early Canadian federal election set for October 14
Sir Terry Wogan announces his departure from BBC Radio 2 breakfast show
Suicide car bomber kills seven in Iraq
Three men convicted by UK court of plotting to bomb airliners
Japan pledges 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020
Chris Moyles breaks record for longest running breakfast show on BBC Radio 1
U2 walks over the Bosphorus Bridge before concert
Indian nuclear scientist Homi Sethna dies aged 86
Basque separatist group ETA declares ceasefire
Little Rock Nine member Jefferson Thomas dies aged 67
Resignation of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater announced
Bomb blast in Delhi kills 12, injures 62
Drought conditions and high winds lead to wildfires in Texas
Sandra Fluke featured speaker at Democratic National Convention