1939 Nazi armies invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe.
1192 Treaty of Jaffa signed by King Richard I and Saladin to end the Third Crusade.
1666 The Great Fire of London began.
1969 North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh died.
1783 U.S. Revolutionary War ended.
1971 Qatar became an independent state.
1850 American distiller Jack Daniel was born.
1912 John Cage was born.
1966 Star Trek premiered on NBC television.
1979 Founding of the Troll Empire in Berkeley, California. “The Troll Tape” recorded. Troll Hall atop Troll Hill identified.
2001 Unix billenium was reached beginning use of 10-
1935 Huey Long died after having been shot at the Louisiana State Capitol two days earlier.
1609 Henry Hudson and crew became the first Europeans to visit Manhattan Island.
2001 U.S. was attacked by suicide hijackers. World Trade Center, NYC, destroyed by 2 jetliners. Pentagon, Washington, D.C. heavily damaged. Fourth plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. More than 6,000 people were killed.
1959 The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-
2014 The 200th birthday of our National Anthem.
1773 Boston Tea Party.
1859 In San Francisco, Joshua A. Norton declared himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.
1963 Laura Beth Fishman was born.
1956 Jacqueline Frances Farley was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
2014 Inara Madilyn Farmer was born in Antioch, California.
1846 Planet Neptune was discovered.
1960 USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-
1872 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established I NYC.
1968 The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.
1066 The Norman conquest of England began.
1927 Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the baseball season.
1960 The Flintstones premiered on television.
2005 Danish newspaper Jyllands-