1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago.
1939 Nazi armies invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe.
1983 Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shot down by Soviet fighter plane en route from New York to Seoul.
1192 Treaty of Jaffa signed by King Richard I and Saladin to end the Third Crusade.
1666 The Great Fire of London began.
1850 Eugene Field was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1917 Cleveland Amory was born in Nahant, Massachusetts.
1945 Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard USS Missouri, ending World War II.
1945 Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam independent.
1969 North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh died.
1973 J. R. R. Tolkien died in England at age 81.
2013 New eastern span of the San Francisco-
1783 U.S. Revolutionary War ended.
1950 “Nino” Farina became the first Formula One Drivers’ champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
1971 Qatar became an independent state.
1976 Voyager 2 landed on Mars.
2001 Film critic Pauline Kael died in Great Barrington, Minnesota at age 82.
1888 George Eastman registered Kodak trademark and patented his roll film camera.
1998 Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
1836 Sam Houston was elected first president of the Republic of Texas.
1847 Notorious outlaw Jesse James was born in Kearney, Missouri.
1850 American distiller Jack Daniel was born.
1912 John Cage was born.
1921 Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle party in San Francisco; the death of Virginia Rappe ensued four days later.
1957 On The Road by Jack Kerouac was published by Viking Press in New York.
1992 Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. died in San Francisco at age 81.
1997 Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India at age 87.
1997 Sir Georg Solti died in France at age 84.
1921 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-
1997 The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place in London.
1936 Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas.
1978 Keith Moon, drummer of The Who, died in London at age 32.
1990 Vince Welnick joined the Grateful Dead.
1945 Ron “Pigpen” McKernan was born in San Bruno, California.
1952 The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, was published.
1966 Star Trek premiered on NBC television.
1979 The Family Dog held Tribal Stomp II at the fairgrounds in Monterey, California.
1998 Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’ record for single season home runs, hitting No. 62.
1828 Leo Tolstoy was born in Russia.
1850 California admitted as 31st United State.
1941 Otis Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia.
1956 First television appearance of Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1976 Mao Tse-
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-
1608 John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
1935 Huey Long died after having been shot at the Louisiana State Capitol two days earlier.
1961 Crash at Italian Grand Prix caused death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his car.
1609 Henry Hudson and crew became the first Europeans to visit Manhattan Island.
1789 Alexander Hamilton appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
1943 Mickey Hart was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1962 The Beatles finished recording their first single “Love Me Do” at Abbey Road Studios.
1973 Chilean coup d’état headed by General Augusto Pinochet toppled democratically elected President Salvador Allende.
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.
1846 Elizabeth Barrett, poet, married Robert Browning, poet.
1880 H. L. Mencken was born in Baltimore.
1940 The 17,300-
1925 Mel Tormé was born in Chicago.
1977 Leopold Stokowski died in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England at age 95.
1814 The poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” was written by Francis Scott Key. The poem
was later used as the lyrics of “The Star-
1959 The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-
1978 The Grateful Dead play Egypt (September 14-
2014 The 200th birthday of our National Anthem.
1835 HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reached the Galápagos Islands.
1885 Jumbo the Circus Elephant was hit and fatally wounded by a locomotive in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
1907 Actress Fay Wray was born in Canada.
2008 Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, largest in U.S. history.
1773 Boston Tea Party.
1923 Hank Williams, Sr. was born in Butler County, Alabama.
1925 B. B. King was born near Berclair, Mississippi.
1776 The Presidio was established as a Spanish fort in San Francisco.
1859 In San Francisco, Joshua A. Norton declared himself Emperor Norton I of the United States.
1935 Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado.
1963 Laura Beth Fishman was born.
2011 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park in New York City.
1793 The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.
1919 The Netherlands gave women the right to vote.
1934 USSR admitted to the League of Nations.
1970 Jimi Hendrix died in Kensington, London, England.
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1676 Jamestown, Virginia attacked and burned during a rebellion led by Nathaniel Bacon against governor Sir William Berkeley.
1893 New Zealand became the first country to grant women the right to vote.
1956 Jacqueline Frances Farley was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1974 Jimmy Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York.
1982 Scott Fahlman posted the first documented emoticons :-
1948 Writer George R. R. Martin was born in Bayonne, New Jersey.
1968 Van Jones, American attorney and green activist, was born in Jackson, Tennessee.
1973 Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
1866 H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England.
1937 J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published.
2012 Space Shuttle Endeavor flies by Golden Gate Bridge on final flight.
1598 English playwright Ben Jonson killed an actor, Gabriel Spenser, in a duel and was indicted for manslaughter.
1869 Die Oper Das Rheingold von Richard Wagner uraufgeführt in München.
1989 Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101.
2014 Inara Madilyn Farmer was born in Antioch, California.
2015 Yogi Berra died in West Caldwell, New Jersey at age 90.
1846 Planet Neptune was discovered.
1913 Roland Garros flew first airplane across the Mediterranean Sea from Fréjus in the south of France to Bizerte in Tunisia.
1926 John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, North Carolina.
1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
1898 George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1960 USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-
1991 Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel died in La Jolla, California at age 87.
1690 Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, first newspaper in the American colonies, began publishing.
1890 The United States Congress established Sequoia National Park.
1999 Marion Zimmer Bradley died in Berkeley, California at age 69.
2003 George Plimpton died in New York City.
1580 Francis Drake landed in Plymouth after sailing his ship around the world.
1872 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established I NYC.
1888 T. S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
1969 Abbey Road by The Beatles was released.
1840 American political cartoonist Thomas Nast was born in Landau, Germany.
1917 Edgar Degas, French painter, died in Paris at age 83.
1968 The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.
1066 The Norman conquest of England began.
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1907 Gene Autry was born in Tioga, Texas.
1959 Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose debuted on television.
1927 Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the baseball season.
1953 Gov’t Mule drummer Matt Abts was born.
1960 The Flintstones premiered on television.
1964 Trey Anastasio of Phish was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
2005 Danish newspaper Jyllands-