Born On This Day:
- Luigi Cherubini, 1760
- Charles Dana Gibson, 1867
- Margaret Sanger, 1879
- Jan Masaryk, 1886
- Hal B. Wallis, 1898
- Sir Peter Scott, 1909
- Lehman Engel, 1910
- Clayton Moore, 1914
- Zoe Caldwell, 1933
- Kate Millett, 1934
- Nicol Williamson, 1938
- Joey Heatherton, 1944
- Amy Winehouse, 1983
Died On This Day:
- St. Cyprian, AD 258
- St. John Chrysotom, AD 407
- Pope Stephen V, AD 891
- Dante Alighieri, 1321
- Pope Adrian VI, 1523
- Aaron Burr, 1836
- James Fenimore Cooper, 1851
- Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, 1852
- President William McKinley (gunshot wounds), 1901
- Isadora Duncan killed, 1927
- Irving Thalberg, 1936
- Tomas Masaryk, 1937
- Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) killed, 1982
- Janet Gaynor, 1984
- Juliet Prowse, 1996
- Gertrude Berg, 1996
- Patrick Swayze, 2009
- 1515 - French victorious over Swiss at Battle of Marignano.
- 1741 - Handel finishes his 'Messiah'; monumental musical masterpiece took just 24 days to write.
- 1752 - Gregorian calendar finally adopted in Britain-170 years after rest of Europe. (Sept. 3 - 13 omitted)
- 1812 - Napoleon enters Moscow which is set afire by fleeing Russkies and burns for the next five days.
- 1829 - Treaty of Adrianople ends Russo-Turkish War.
- 1847 - U.S. Forces under Gen. Winfield Scott capture Mexico City; Marines win 'Halls of Montezuma.,'
- 1868 - Golf's first recorded hole-in-one scored by Tom Morris at Prestwick (UK) Open Championships.
- 1901 - Teddy Roosevelt becomes president after McKinley's assassination; President shot 8 days earlier.
- 1917 - Russia proclaimed a republic.
- 1925 - One month after American debut Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' opens at Tivoli Theatre, London.
- 1936 - Drs. James Winston Watts and Walter Freeman perform first prefrontal lobotomy in the US at George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC.
- 1939 - Igor Sikorsky's VS-300, first commercial helicopter flies for the first time.
- 1955 - The age of rock 'n roll begins as Little Richard records 'Tutti Frutti' in New Orleans.
- 1959 - Soviet space probe Luna II crashes onto the lunar surface, the first man-made object to reach the moon.
- 1960 - First OPEC meeting held by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Qatar & Kuwait.
- 1975 - Pope canonizes America's first native-born saint, Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821).
- 2008 - Bank of America agrees to buy Merrill Lynch for $50 billion as markets begin to collapse.
- Elevation of the Cross or Holy Cross or Holy Road Day celebrated by Greek and Latin Churches
- 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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