Born On This Day:
- King Wenceslas II Bohemia, 1271
- Pope Paul V, 1552
- Ben Turpin, 1869
- William Carlos Williams, 1883
- Norman, Lord Birkett, 1883
- Sir Francis Chichester, 1901
- Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904
- Warren E. Burger, 1907
- Chaim Herzog, 1918
- Hank Williams, 1923
- Roddy McDowall, 1928
- Stirling Moss, 1929
- Anne Bancroft, 1931
- Dorothy Loudon, 1933
- 'Little Mo' Maureen Connolly, 1934
- Ken Kesey, 1935
- David Souter, 1939
- Lol Creme, 1947
- John Ritter, 1948
- Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson, 1951
- Rita Rudner, 1956
Died On This Day:
- King Philip IV Spain, 1665
- King James II, 1701
- Tobias Smollett, 1771
- Anastasio Somoza assassinated, 1980
- Richard Basehart, 1984
- Laura Ashley, 1985
- Willie Mosconi, 1993
- Spiro Agnew, 1996
- Red Skelton, 1997
- Paula Yates OD, 2000
- 1394 - King Charles VI of France orders that all Jews must leave the country.
- 1683 - Dutch scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek reports discovery of bacteria after examining his teeth.
- 1778 - First Indian peace treaty signed by Delaware Indians at Fort Pitt.
- 1787 - 39 Constitutional Convention delegates in Philly sign U.S. Constitution. 'WE THE PEOPLE!'
- 1796 - George Washington delivers his farewell address to Congress.
- 1862 - Gen. Robert E. Lee driven back to VA after Battle of Antietam, Maryland in U.S. Civil War.
- 1862 - 23,100 troops die in Battle of Antietam, bloodiest battle in Civil War, biggest bloodbath day ever.
- 1868 - Revolution in Spain by liberals against Queen Isabella II.
- 1884 - American Kennel Club (AKC) established to set rules for dog shows.
- 1908 - First person killed in airplane crash; Tom Selfridge dies; pilot Orville Wright survives.
- 1931 - RCA Victor demonstrates the long playing vinyl record.
- 1939 - Violating non-aggression pact, Russian troops invade Poland at 6:00 a.m., 16 days after Nazis moved in. WWII
- 1944 - Battle of Arnhem begins; largest airborne invasion-3 divisions of Anglo-American troops. WWII.
- 1953 - First successful separation of Siamese twins at Oshsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.
- 1972 - Hit series M*A*S*H premieres on CBS Television starring Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers.
- 1983 - Vanessa Williams crowned first Black Miss America.
- 1985 - Steven Jobs resigns as chairman of Apple Computer, founded with Steve Wozniac in 1976
- 2001 - On reopening 6 days after terror, Dow Jones freefalls biggest loss in history - 684 points, 7.13%.
- 2010 - 50 year-old Coronation Street becomes the world's longest-running TV soap opera
Feast Day of Saint:
- Lambert of Maastricht
- Socrates and Steven
- Columba of Cordoba
- Constitution Day or Citizenship Day in USA.
- JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
- ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
- LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
- CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
- BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
- CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
- ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
- YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
- SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
- SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
- DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
- PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
- LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
- CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
- OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
- NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
- NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
- RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month
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