Born On This Day:
- Marquis de Lafayette, 1757
- Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
- Billy Rose, 1899
- King Peter Yugoslavia, 1923
- Jo Anne Worley, 1937
- Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
- Jane Curtin, 1947
- Roger Waters, 1947
- Rosie Perez, 1964
- Tim Henman, 1974
Died On This Day:
- Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1683
- Hamilton Fish, 1893
- Gertrude Lawrence, 1952
- Margaret Sanger, 1966
- Jean Seberg OD, 1979
- James Clavell, 1994
- Akira Kurosawa, 1998
- Luciano Pavarotti, 2007
- Burt Reynolds, 2018
- Robert Mugabe, 2019
- 1522 - Magellan's ship Vittoria completes first circumnavigation of globe landing at Sanlucar de Barrameda. 1628-Puritans land at Salem to start the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1666 - Great fire of London ends-13,000 homes, 87 churches destroyed, 2/3 London in ashes.
- 1819 - Thomas Blanchard of Middlebury, CT receives patent on the lathe.
- 1896 - First photograph published by the New York Times; two 1860 election candidates.
- 1896 - New York Times publishes first Sunday Magazine Supplement on slick paper with photographs.
- 1901 - President William McKinley shot at Pan American exhibit in Buffalo, N.Y. by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
- 1920 - First prizefight broadcast on radio; Jack Dempsey knocks out Billy Miske in Michigan.
- 1975 - 6.8 earthquake in Lice, Turkey, kills 2,312.
- 1987 - World's first separation of Siamese Twins joined at the head at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
- 1991 - The Kremlin formally recognizes the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
- 1995 - Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive major league baseball games record passing 2,130.
- 1997 - Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales is largest funeral procession in history; watched by a billion.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Independence Day Swaziland (1968)
- 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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