Born On This Day:
- Cardinal Richelieu, 1585
- Luigi Galvani, 1737
- Captain William Bligh, 1754
- Count Leo Tolstoy, 1828
- Ralph Hodgson, 1871
- Max Reinhardt, 1873
- James Agate, 1877
- Alf Landon, 1887
- Colonel Harland Sanders, 1890
- Joseph E. Levine, 1905
- Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, 1919
- Cliff Robertson, 1925
- Sylvia Miles, 1932
- Chaim Topol, 1935
- Ed Victor, 1939
- Otis Redding, 1941
- Billy Preston, 1946
- Michael Keaton, 1951
- Dave Stewart, 1952
- Tom Wopat, 1952
- Hugh Grant, 1960
- Adam Sandler, 1966
- Rachel Hunter, 1969
Died On This Day:
- William the Conqueror, 1087
- King James IV Scotland, 1513
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1901
- S.N. Behrman, 1973
- Mao Tse-Tung, 1976
- Jack Warner, 1978
- Harold Clurman, 1980
- Patrick O'Neal, 1994
- Ruth Roman, 1999
- Dr. Edward Teller, 2003
- 1513 - Henry VIII defeats James IV Scotland in Battle of Flodden Field; 1 year-old James V ascends throne.
- 1776 - 2nd Continental Congress says 'United States' rather than 'United Colonies' is our name.
- 1825 - Beethoven plays last violin solo in public.
- 1850 - California becomes 3first state admitted to Union.
- 1883 - First hot dog stand opens in St. Louis.
- 1895 - American Bowling Congress founded in N.Y.
- 1926 - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) formed by RCA.
- 1943 - Italy surrenders unconditionally-WWII.
- 1948 - North Korea proclaims itself a People's Democratic Republic under Kim il Sung.
- 1954 - First Ford Thunderbird, serial number 100,005, rolls off Ford assembly line.
- 1956 - Elvis Presley makes first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Gets 82.6 share of TV viewers.
- 1967 - Television pilot/special changes face of TV comedy - Rowan and Martin's 'Laugh-In' premieres.
- 1968 - Arthur Ashe becomes first Black male athlete to win major tennis tournament - the U.S. Open.
- 1988 - Financial Corp. of America goes bankrupt, one of the largest in history.
- 1993 - New era for Middle East begins as Israel recognizes Palestine Liberation Organization and vice versa.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Isaac the Great
- Peter Claver
- Ciaran of Clonmacnois
- Joseph of Volokolamsk
- Founding Day North Korea (1948)
- Krishna's birthday
- Chrysanthemum Festival in Japan
- Admissions Day celebrated in California
- Liberation Day in Luxembourg
- 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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