Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Dennis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
A record-breaking haircut saved a sheep that had not been sheared in over five years in Canberra, Australia.
Microsoft purchased Nokia for $7.2 billion.
The online auction website eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar.
The Viking 2 became the second spacecraft to land on Mars.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono left the UK and headed to New York City, US.
Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.
Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was transported to Auschwitz, along with over a thousand other Jewish prisoners.
Adolf Hitler made plans to invade Britain starting on September 21, 1940.
Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world record speed exceeding 300 mph on the Bonneville Flats, Utah, US.
John Brallier became the first openly paid professional American Football player when he was paid $10 to play a match.
Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in the US.
The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City.
The United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary war.