people of Athens know about the Greek victory against the Persians at Marathon.
Flavius Honorius, Roman Emperor in the East (395-423) born
Death of John, Archbishop of Rouen
Death of William I, "the Conqueror," King of England
Franciscan friars land in England
Columbus resumes his voyage, from the Canary Islands
The enemies of Caesar Borgia conclude a pact at Mugione
King James IV of Scotland defeated and killed by English at Flodden.
Coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Cyprus surrenders to the Turks.
Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi premier of France (1624-42) born
English explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert drowns on his return to England together with the entire crew of the frigate Squirrel, which sank off the Azores.
Pope Sixtus V deprives Henry of Navarre of his right to the French Crown
Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII's chief minister and the power behind the throne, born
First church in New Mexico completed
John Smith takes control of Virginia Colony
Flemish theologist Zeger B van Espen born
Composer Johann Christoph Pez born
Capt. William Bligh of the H.M.S. Bounty born
The second Continental Congress officially changed the new American nation's name from "United Colonies" to "United States."
Russian author Leo Tolstoy born
Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine in the U.S
California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.
Antione Feuchtwanger invents the hot dog.
Alf Landon, the Kansas Republican who lost the 1936 presidential election to Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt born
Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harlan Sanders born
Frances Cleveland, wife of President Cleveland, gave birth to a daughter, Esther, in the White House; it was the first time a president's child was born in the executive mansion.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died following a paralytic stroke brought on by syphilis and alcoholism. The artist was 36 years old.
J. Vedrines first pilot to break 100 m.p.h. barrier.
Oddsmaker Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder (Demetrios Synodinos) born
Actor Cliff Robertson born
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.
Jazz musician Elvin Jones born
Actress Sylvia Miles born
Singer/songwriter Otis Redding (Try a little Tenderness, Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay) born
Singer Inez Foxx (Mockingbird) born
Rhythm-and-blues singer Luther Simmons (The Main Ingredient) born
Allied forces landed at Salerno and Taranto during World War Two.
Singer Dee Dee Sharp born
Singer-musician Billy Preston born
Rock singer-musician Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) born
Country singer Freddy Weller born
The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.
Football commentator Joe Theismann born
Actor-comedian Michael Keaton born
Actress Angela Cartwright (Lost in Space TV series) born
Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) born
Rock `n' roll singer Elvis Presley appeared on national television for the first time, on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He would appear on the Really Big Show two more times.
President Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
Race riots in London, England. Three nights of race riots in Notting Hill with serious injuries and more than 150 arrests provoked by white teens who beat up 5 blacks.
President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama's National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.
John Cage and nine other pianists played Erik Satie's "Vexations," a brief piano piece that Satie directed to be played 840 times without variation or intermission. Cage and confreres cheated: it should have been played by just one person. The performance took almost 19 hours.
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs, winning 1-0.
Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) born
Arthur Ashe became the first black U.S. men's singles champion of tennis.
Rapper Dray (Das EFX) born
Actor Henry Thomas (Legends of the Fall, E.T. born
Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that claimed 43 lives.
Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung died in Beijing at age 82.
Eighteen-year-old Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova defects to the West and asks the US for political asylum.
Actress Michelle Williams ("Dawson's Creek") born
A dream was realized when Gilbert Kaplan conducted Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony. For years Kaplan, an investment publisher, had wanted to do this. He took conducting lessons just to be able to conduct this one work.
"Conestoga I", 1st private rocket, is launched.
The chief of the Soviet General Staff, Marshal Nikolai B. Ogarkov, told a Moscow news conference the decision to shoot down a Korean jetliner within Soviet airspace on Sept. 1 was made by a local commander, and was not an accident or an error.""
Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit Canada as he began a 12-day tour.
A jury in New York indicted Gennadiy Zakharov, a Soviet United Nations employee, on espionage charges three days after the Soviet Union formally charged a U.S. News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying.
Frank Reed, director of a private school in Lebanon, was taken hostage; he was released 44 months later.
Appearing before President Reagan's special commission on AIDS, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop denounced doctors and other health workers who refused to treat AIDS patients, calling them a "fearful and irrational minority."
The "Stars and Stripes," a catamaran piloted by Dennis Conner, completed a two-nothing washout of a New Zealand monohull for the America's Cup off San Diego. (Conner's victory was eventually upheld in court.)
West German Steffi Graf won the women's title at the U.S. Open in New York City, defeating second-ranked Martina Navratilova.
Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi to win the U.S. Open men's title.
The Ellis Island Museum of Immigration opened. More than 12,000,000 people entered the U.S. through the immigration center at Ellis Island when it was open.
President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev held a one-day summit in Helsinki, Finland, after which they joined in condemning Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
Liberian President Samuel K. Doe was killed after being captured by rebels.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin called off a trip to Japan in the face of growing pressure to resolve a dispute over four Kuril islands seized by the former Soviet Union in 1945.
Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos was buried in his homeland, four years after his death in exile.
About a hundred Somali gunmen and civilians were killed when US and Pakistani peacekeepers fired on Somalis attacking other peacekeepers.
PLO leaders and Israel agreed to recognize each other, clearing the way for a peace accord.
The United States agreed to accept at least 20,000 Cuban immigrants a year in return for Cuba's promise to halt the flight of refugees.
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off on an 11-day mission.
Prosecutors in Los Angeles said they would not seek the death penalty against O.J. Simpson.
Bosnian Serbs blamed U.N. forces for a shell that killed 10 people at a Bosnian Serb hospital the day before.
Amtrak's Broadway Limited service between New York and Chicago made its final run.
Keeping her word not to cooperate with Whitewater prosecutors, Susan McDougal was led away to jail for contempt of court, denying she was trying to protect President Clinton with her silence.
Promising safer skies, President Clinton issued orders to tighten airport security and challenged Congress to support a $1.1 billion anti-terrorism crackdown.
Actor Burgess Meredith died in Malibu, California, at age 89.
Sinn Fein, the IRA's political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future.
Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in a tiny submarine to view the wreckage of the "Titanic" two and a-half miles below the ocean surface off Newfoundland.
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr delivered to Congress 36 boxes of material concerning his investigation of President Clinton.
A massive explosion tore apart a Moscow apartment building, killing about a hundred people.
Israel released 199 Palestinian security prisoners as part of a new peace deal.
Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter died in Hertford, N.C., at age 53.
Actress Ruth Roman died in Laguna Beach, Calif., at age 75.
Former Republican Senator John Danforth opened an independent inquiry into the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.
NASA announces Shuttle delay due to Hurricane Katrina
EBay may acquire VoIP firm Skype
GNOME Project unveils latest version of Linux and Unix desktop
News Corp acquires IGN for US$650 million
How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach
US ABC network to offer more shows dubbed in Spanish
FEMA head Michael Brown recalled to Washington
New Orleans officials confiscating guns
Malawi food appeal unanswered by world community
Firefox 1.5 beta released to public
Sydney train doors stuck, passengers delayed
New movies, 9 September 2005
Report: Annan failed to fix Oil for Food program
Ford, Fiat to produce small cars together
Israel completing Gaza withdrawal
Bathurst to host Brock tribute
Successful launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen on the pole of Italian Grand Prix
Truck crashes through downtown Toronto sink hole
Pope tells Canada to end gay marriage
Eight Californians seriously ill after eating live shellfish
New York fugitive Ralph Bucky Phillips caught
South Africa defeat Australia in final match of the Tri Nations rugby series
Muslims in Gujarat hold anti-Pakistan rally
Child killer Huntley releases confession tape
Sydney thanked for its patience during APEC
100m record beaten in Rieti
Pope appeals for respectful Sundays
20 dead in Hyderabad, India flyover collapse
Fernando Alonso wins Italian Grand Prix
New doubt over Shakespeare's authorship
Vanessa Hudgens publicist makes apology about nude photo incident
New England Patriots Top New York Jets
Rugby World Cup: South Africa, Wales, Scotland and Ireland win
50,000 people refuse evacuation after flooding in India caused by river changing course
Alleged 'rights group' involved with removal of anti-Scientology videos from YouTube doesn't exist; says EFF
Records reveal US Senator John Sununu had ties to convicted lobbyist
'Invitational Games for the Deaf, Taipei 2008': Review of soccer preliminaries
US presidential candidate John McCain now leads slightly in the polls
Suspect arrested after hijacking Mexican airliner
Suspected US missile strike kills ten militants in Pakistan
Bosnian war criminal sent to UK
At least four dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after week of wildfires rage throughout Texas
UN's Convention on Domestic Workers expected to take effect in 2013