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Events

  • 2013 – Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.
  • 2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.
  • 2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
  • 1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
  • 1962 – An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi,
  • 1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
  • 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
  • 1933 – Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
  • 1906 – First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
  • 1900 – Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War.
  • 1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • 1899 – Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
  • 1847 – Mexican–American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican–American War.
  • 1814 – In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem.
  • 1788 – The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.
  • 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful "grand assault" during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • 1759 – Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.

Births

  • 1996 – Playboi Carti, American Rapper
  • 1986 – Derek Hardman, American football player
  • 1986 – Sean Williams, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Baron Corbin, American wrestler
  • 1984 – Nabil Abou-Harb, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Molly Crabapple, American illustrator and journalist
  • 1982 – Colin Marston, American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer
  • 1982 – Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Angelina Love, Canadian-American wrestler
  • 1978 – Peter Sunde, Swedish businessman, co-founded Flattr and The Pirate Bay
  • 1978 – Swizz Beatz, American rapper and producer
  • 1977 – Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist
  • 1975 – Joe Don Rooney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Travis Knight, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Lee Abramson, American bass player and composer (d. 2016)
  • 1969 – Tyler Perry, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and guitarist
  • 1968 – Brad Johnson, American football player
  • 1967 – Michael Johnson, American sprinter and journalist
  • 1967 – Stephen Perkins, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1967 – Tim "Ripper" Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Annie Duke, American poker player and author
  • 1965 – Jeff Ross, American comedian, director, and author
  • 1964 – Tavis Smiley, American talk show host, journalist, and author
  • 1962 – Neal Lancaster, American golfer
  • 1961 – Dave Mustaine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1961 – Peter Roskam, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Brad Hooker, English-American philosopher and academic
  • 1957 – John G. Trueschler, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Judy Blumberg, American ice dancer and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Keith Black, American neurosurgeon and academic
  • 1957 – Mark Wiebe, American golfer
  • 1957 – Vinny Appice, American rock drummer
  • 1956 – Joni Sledge, American singer and songwriter (Sister Sledge) (d. 2017)
  • 1955 – Joe Morris, American guitarist and composer
  • 1952 – Don Was, American bass player and producer
  • 1952 – Randy Jones, American pop and disco singer (Village People)
  • 1951 – Jean Smart, American actress
  • 1950 – Jeff Lowe, American mountaineer
  • 1949 – John W. Henry, American businessman
  • 1948 – Nell Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
  • 1946 – Frank Marshall, American director and producer
  • 1944 – Peter Cetera, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1943 – Mildred D. Taylor, American author
  • 1941 – Tadao Ando, Japanese architect and academic, designed Piccadilly Gardens
  • 1939 – Arleen Auger, American soprano and educator (d. 1993)
  • 1939 – Joel-Peter Witkin, American photographer
  • 1937 – Don Bluth, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios
  • 1936 – Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian activist, founded National Vanguard
  • 1933 – Eileen Fulton, American actress
  • 1933 – Lewie Steinberg, American bass player (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Barbara Bain, American actress
  • 1928 – Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor
  • 1926 – Andrew Brimmer, American economist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Scott Brady, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1922 – Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Carol Kendall, American historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Robert Ward, American soldier, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1912 – Reta Shaw, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1911 – Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1908 – Chu Berry, American saxophonist (d. 1941)
  • 1908 – Mae Questel, American actress and vocal artist (d. 1998)
  • 1904 – Gladys George, American actress (d. 1954)
  • 1903 – Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1895 – Morris Kirksey, American rugby player and sprinter (d. 1981)
  • 1893 – Larry Shields, American clarinet player (d. 1953)
  • 1890 – Antony Noghès, French-Monegasque businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (d. 1978)
  • 1883 – LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (d. 1956)
  • 1880 – Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Famous Players-Lasky (d. 1958)
  • 1876 – Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1941)
  • 1874 – Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (d. 1962)
  • 1860 – John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer (d. 1948)
  • 1857 – Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (d. 1945)
  • 1851 – Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)
  • 1842 – John H. Bankhead, American soldier and politician (d. 1920)
  • 1813 – John Sedgwick, American general and educator (d. 1864)
  • 1755 – Oliver Evans, American inventor, engineer and businessman (d. 1819)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Erma Bergmann, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Helen Filarski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Rick Casares, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Robert J. Behnke, American biologist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – William Duckworth, American composer and author (b. 1943)
  • 2009 – Paul Burke, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Frank O'Bannon, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, 47th Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
  • 2002 – George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the Flag of Canada (b. 1907)
  • 2001 – Johnny Craig, American sailor and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 1999 – Benjamin Bloom, American psychologist and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1998 – George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (b. 1919)
  • 1996 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1971)
  • 1993 – Carl Voss, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1907)
  • 1991 – Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American production manager and producer (b. 1901)
  • 1987 – Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1900)
  • 1985 – Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, composer, and author (b. 1895)
  • 1982 – Reed Crandall, American illustrator (b. 1917)
  • 1973 – Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 1967 – Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Yemeni-Saudi Arabian businessman, founded Saudi Binladin Group (b. 1903)
  • 1953 – Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (b. 1868)
  • 1941 – Elias Disney, Canadian-American farmer and businessman (b. 1859)
  • 1918 – Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (b. 1845)
  • 1915 – Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
  • 1881 – Ambrose Burnside, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1824)
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