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2001: US rocked by day of terror
The United States is in a state of shock after a day of attacks which have left thousands dead and New York's World Trade Center destroyed.

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The Pentagon was also severely damaged by one of the three civilian airliners which hijackers turned into flying bombs. A fourth plane crashed in a field near Pittsburgh.

A state of emergency has been declared in Washington D.C. and the US has closed its airspace and its borders with Mexico and Canada.

American forces are on one of their highest states of alert and the Pentagon has deployed a naval battle group off the country's east coast to bolster air defences.

Devastating explosion

American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked at 0825 Eastern Daylight Time (1225 GMT) and 18 minutes later crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

United Airlines Flight 175 - which had been hijacked within minutes of the first plane - was flown into the south tower at 0903 EDT (1303 GMT) causing another devastating explosion.

The second crash was captured live on news cameras trained on the burning north tower.

At 0940 EDT (1340 GMT) a third hijacked airliner - American Airlines Flight 77 - was flown into the side of the Pentagon in Washington.

An hour after the Boeing 767 slammed into the south tower of the World Trade Center the 110-storey building collapsed.

The north tower followed minutes later, compounding the destruction and loss of life.

Witnesses reported seeing people jumping from the towers just before they collapsed.

Nuclear bunker

President Bush was reading to pupils at a Florida school when his chief of staff whispered news of the attacks to him.

He was flown to the US Strategic Command Centre at Nebraska - where the country's nuclear weapons are controlled - but is now on his way back to Washington.

He is expected to address the nation later this evening.

New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said the final number of dead may be "more than any of us can bear".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/11/newsid_2514000/2514627.stm

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2003: Johnny Cash dies

One of the great legends of country music, Johnny Cash, has died after a short illness, aged 71.

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His manager, Lou Robin, said he was taken ill and rushed to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, with respiratory failure, but doctors could not save him.

Mr Robin added, "I hope that friends and fans of Johnny will pray for the Cash family to find comfort during this very difficult time."

Cash, an icon of American country music since the 1950s, had been dogged by illness in recent years, and suffered from a nervous condition similar to Parkinson's disease.

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world.

Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger said, "His influence spread over many generations of different people.

"I loved him as singer and a writer."

Australian singer Nick Cave, who appeared on Cash's last studio album, American IV, said, "He had such a wealth of experience in his voice, heaven and hell and no-one could touch him."

In a career spanning six decades, Johnny Cash became famous for his image as an outlaw figure, as well as for hits such as I Walk The Line and Ring Of Fire.

Early on, he created the image which would eventually define him. At his debut in 1957 at Nashville's famous country music venue, the Grand Ole Opry, he wore nothing but black when everyone around him was in bright colours and rhinestones.

He eventually became known as "The Man in Black".

His career took off in the 1960s, with hits such as A Boy Named Sue. But a gruelling schedule led to amphetamine and alcohol abuse which cost him his first marriage and almost ruined his career.

Then in 1968 he met his second wife, June Carter Cash, from country music's famous Carter family. Cash credited her with pulling him back from addiction.

She died earlier this year, aged 73, following complications from heart surgery.

Renewed popularity

Cash finished touring in 1997, but continued recording albums.

Most recently, his series of American Recordings albums covering modern artists brought him popularity with a new generation of younger fans.

In 2003, the video for his cover of Hurt by hard rock band Nine Inch Nails received critical acclaim and several nominations, including video of the year, at the MTV Video Music Awards.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/12/newsid_3595000/3595300.stm

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1993: Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal
The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, have shaken hands before cheering crowds on the White House lawn in Washington.

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The handshake - the first ever in public between the two former arch enemies - marked the signing of a Declaration of Principles for peace between the Arabs and Israelis.

Under the terms of the deal, Israel has agreed to withdraw its troops from Gaza Strip and West Bank by April 1994. Elections will be held in the territories to allow the Palestinians some form of self-government.

A deadline for a final settlement has been set for February 1999.

The deal has only been made possible by talks brokered by the Norwegians earlier in the year - and by the election of Mr Rabin's Labour government which includes the pro-peace campaigners Shimon Peres and Yossi Beilin.

President Bill Clinton introduced the two leaders to the crowd of invited guests in front of the White House. By his side, were former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George Bush who had vigorously campaigned for peace during their terms in office.

Mr Clinton said: "The peace of the brave is within our reach. Throughout the Middle East there is a great yearning for the quiet miracle of a normal life.

"We know a difficult road lies ahead. Every peace has its enemies."

The leaders did not sign the declaration themselves. Instead, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart did the signing.

Mr Rabin then addressed the crowd: "We who have fought against you the Palestinians, we say to you today in a loud and clear voice, enough of blood and tears, enough."

Mr Arafat said: "The difficult decision we reached together was one that required great courage."

The BBC's correspondent John Simpson said Mr Arafat had undoubtedly put his life on the line for this agreement.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/13/newsid_3053000/3053733.stm

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September 15th 1978
Studio Tan is released.



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1977: T-Rex singer killed in car smash

Pop star Marc Bolan has been killed in a car crash in south-west London.

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The 29-year-old former T-Rex singer was killed instantly when the car being driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes.

Miss Jones - an American singer who had just returned from the US - broke her jaw and is suffering from shock.

The couple's 20-month-old son was not in the car when they crashed at 0400 BST on the way to Mr Bolan's home in Richmond after a night out at a Mayfair restaurant.

Miss Jones' brother - who was following their purple mini - told police the car was travelling at 30 mph (48.3 km/h) when it crashed at a notorious accident blackspot.

Phillip Evans-Lowe was driving to work at a local dairy when he witnessed the smash.

"When I arrived a girl was lying on the bonnet and a man with long dark curly hair was stretched out in the road - there was a hell of a mess, I rushed to get the police," he said.

Bottle of wine

According to the dead star's manager who was with them during the evening, Miss Jones had been drinking moderately at the restaurant.

"They did not have a lot to drink - just a bottle of wine with the meal and a few after," he said.

Mr Bolan had just completed a television series and was said to be poised to make a comeback after spending the last three years abroad as a tax exile.

His former manager, Tony Secunda, said the son of a Hackney porter whose real name was Mark Feld had always feared he would die in a car crash.

"He would never drive a car, he was always scared - Marc never had a driving licence, he refused to learn," he said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/16/newsid_2519000/2519173.stm

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1987: London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. II released

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1982: Refugees massacred in Beirut camps

More than 1,000 people are feared to have been killed during a 24-hour rampage by Lebanese militia in West Beirut.

The Christian Phalangist group are reported to have murdered entire families in cold blood in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila.

The massacre was apparently revenge for the assassination four days ago of the Christian President-elect, Bashir Gemayel.

The Israeli army moved into the area a few hours after Mr Gemayel was murdered, and has been accused of helping the militia during the killing - or at least not intervening to prevent further loss of life.

It is impossible to estimate accurately how many have been killed, but the first journalists to enter the camps reported seeing hundreds of bodies spread over several acres.

A nurse working at Akka hospital near Shatila said the Lebanese gunmen had fired indiscriminately.

"One little boy told me the Phalangists had kicked open the door and shot all of his family in front of him - he was the only survivor," he said.

Two female nurses from the same hospital were abducted - one managed to escape but said her colleague had been raped and murdered.

Babies were shot and refugees fired on while trying to escape as the Israeli troops guarded the perimeter of the camps.

One of their officers told the BBC, "Not many Israeli soldiers can be proud of what happened here."

President Ronald Reagan said he was horrified by the attacks.

"All people of decency must share our outrage and revulsion," he said.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said an inquiry was being carried out, but told reporters there would be no official comment until a clearer picture of what happened emerged.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/17/newsid_2519000/2519637.stm

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1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London.

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Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of sleeping pills were found at the house in Notting Hill Gate and they have been taken away for analysis.

Hendrix, 27, was born in Seattle, Washington, but rose to fame in Britain with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

He will be remembered as a key figure in the music world who transformed electric guitar-playing using distortion, feedback and sheer volume to create a revolutionary new sound.

Flamboyant

Hendrix had been staying in London since cutting short a European tour with his band after bass player Billy Cox fell ill with stress and exhaustion.

They were among the headline acts at the three-day Love and Peace Festival at Insel Fehrmarn in Germany.

The concert was not an entire success. A torrential downpour meant Hendrix postponed his performance by a day and the audience was disrupted by fighting and gunfire between rival German motorcycle gangs who eventually burned the stage to the ground.

It was after this performance the group returned to London and Hendrix sent Cox back to the United States to convalesce.

James Hendrix was part black, part Cherokee Indian and part Mexican. He left school early, having developed a keen interest in music but unable to read it.

He joined the army as a paratrooper but was discharged due to injury and took up work as a session musician.

He was spotted by former Animals' bass player turned manager Chas Chandler who persuaded him to move to London in the autumn of 1966. He changed Hendrix's stage name to "Jimi", and introduced him to drummer Mitch Mitchell and bass player Noel Redding to form the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The band's first single 'Hey Joe' spent 10 weeks in the UK charts, reaching number six in early 1967.

They enhanced their reputation with flamboyant stage performances. With his long wiry hair and colourful clothes Hendrix kept audiences enthralled with his improvised solos often playing the guitar behind his back or between his legs.

Their performance of 'Wild Thing' at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967, in which Hendrix played the guitar with his teeth, confirmed their success in the US. The Jimi Hendrix Experience became one of the most popular and successful touring acts in the world.

After the Hendrix Experience disbanded he continued performing with a range of musicians - including a memorable rendition of Star Spangled Banner at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

In 1970 the Jimi Hendrix Experience re-formed and were in the process of recording a new LP when he died.

His final public performance in Britain was with American band War at Ronnie Scott's club in London last week.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/18/newsid_3528000/3528692.stm

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1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake

A massive earthquake has hit Mexico not far from its capital, Mexico City, causing untold casualties and widespread damage.

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1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq

Three weeks of border clashes between Iran and Iraq appear to have finally erupted into all-out war.

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1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq

Three weeks of border clashes between Iran and Iraq appear to have finally erupted into all-out war.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/22/newsid_4242000/4242336.stm
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* 622 - Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina.
* 1493 - Christopher Columbus departs on his second expedition to the New World.
* 1664 - The Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
* 1789 - The United States Supreme Court and the position of Attorney General are established.
* 1789 - The United States Post Office Department is established.
* 1841 - The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to Britain.
* 1852 - The first airship is displayed.
* 1869 - "Black Friday": Gold prices plummet as Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
* 1890 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
* 1903 - Edmund Barton steps down as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by Alfred Deakin.
* 1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower the nation's first National Monument.
* 1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
* 1950 - Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.
* 1957 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends United States National Guard troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
* 1962 - United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
* 1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
* 1988 - Summer Olympics: Ben Johnson beats Carl Lewis and Linford Christie in 100 metres sprinting in a record time of 9.79 seconds. (Johnson would later be disqualified in a high profile case of doping in sports.)
* 1991 - Nirvana's Nevermind album released
* 1994 - National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various people to help fight against dictatorship of Myanmar.
* 2004 - Hurricane Ivan dissipates over Texas, and heads north into the plains.
* 2005 - Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

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Births

* 15 - Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
* 1301 - Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
* 1501 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (d. 1576)
* 1534 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
* 1564 - William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620)
* 1583 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (d. 1634)
* 1625 - Johan de Witt, Dutch politician (d. 1672)
* 1705 - Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
* 1717 - Horace Walpole, British novelist and politician (d. 1797)
* 1724 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
* 1739 - Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin, Russian statesman (d. 1791)
* 1755 - John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1835)
* 1801 - Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
* 1802 - Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
* 1817 - Ramon de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
* 1857 - Richard Mansfield, German-born actor (d. 1907)
* 1870 - Georges Claude, French chemist and inventor (d. 1960)
* 1871 - Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
* 1878 - C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)
* 1884 - Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
* 1884 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
* 1890 - A. P. Herbert, British humorist, barrister, novelist (d. 1971)
* 1890 - Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
* 1892 - Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956)
* 1894 - Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
* 1895 - André Frédéric Cournand, French Nobel Laureate (d. 1988)
* 1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist (d. 1940)
* 1898 - Howard Walter Florey, Nobel Laureate (d. 1968)
* 1899 - Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
* 1900 - Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
* 1905 - Severo Ochoa, Nobel Laureate (d. 1993)
* 1909 - Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (d. 1966)
* 1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet premier (d. 1985)
* 1912 - Don Porter, American actor (d. 1997)
* 1918 - Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
* 1919 - Dayton Allen, American actor and comedian (d. 2004)
* 1921 - Jim McKay, American sports commentator
* 1922 - Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
* 1923 - Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
* 1923 - Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)
* 1924 - Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
* 1924 - Sheila MacRae, Singer, actress
* 1925 - Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
* 1929 - Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
* 1930 - John W. Young, American astronaut
* 1931 - Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (d. 1999)
* 1932 - Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian
* 1934 - Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat (d. 1994)
* 1934 - Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
* 1936 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer (d. 1990)
* 1941 - Linda McCartney, American singer (d. 1998)
* 1941 - John Mackey, National Football League player
* 1942 - Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen, Finnish singer
* 1942 - Gerry Marsden, English singer (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
* 1945 - Lou Dobbs, American journalist
* 1946 - "Mean" Joe Greene, American football player
* 1946 - Lars Emil Johansen, Prime Minister of Greenland
* 1947 - Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
* 1948 - Gordon Clapp, American actor
* 1948 - Phil Hartman, Canadian actor (d. 1998)
* 1950 - Alan Colmes, American talk show host
* 1951 - Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish movie director
* 1952 - Mark Sandman, American musician (d. 1999)
* 1955 - Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
* 1956 - Hubie Brooks, baseball player
* 1958 - Kevin Sorbo, American actor
* 1959 - Steve Whitmire, American voice actor
* 1961 - Allen Bestwick, Nascar Broadcaster
* 1961 - John Logan, American screenwriter
* 1962 - Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress
* 1962 - Jack Dee, British comedian
* 1964 - Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-born baseball player
* 1966 - Michael J. Varhola, American author
* 1966 - Bernard Gilkey, baseball player
* 1969 - Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
* 1969 - Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer
* 1973 - Eddie George, American football player
* 1976 - Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler
* 1978 - Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
* 1978 - Tarek Saab, American TV show contestant
* 1980 - John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
* 1980 - Sabrine Maui, Filipino pornstar
* 1982 - Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
* 1982 - Paul Hamm, American gymnast
* 1989 - Leigh-Anne Choo, Amazing Friend


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Deaths

* 366 - Pope Liberius
* 768 - Pippin the Short, King of the Franks (b. 714)
* 1054 - Hermannus Contractus, scholar (b. 1013)
* 1143 - Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
* 1143 - Pope Innocent II
* 1180 - Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1118)
* 1213 - Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
* 1275 - Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
* 1435 - Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)
* 1494 - Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
* 1541 - Paracelsus, Swiss alchemist (b. 1493)
* 1545 - Albert of Mainz, archbishop and elector of Mainz (b. 1490)
* 1605 - Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
* 1621 - Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)
* 1646 - Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
* 1707 - Vicenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
* 1732 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
* 1742 - Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
* 1802 - Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (b. 1749)
* 1834 - Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (b. 1798)
* 1904 - Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1860)
* 1930 - William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
* 1933 - Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
* 1933 - Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
* 1938 - Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
* 1939 - Carl Laemmle, German film producer (b. 1867)
* 1945 - Hans Geiger, German physicist (b. 1882)
* 1948 - Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
* 1975 - Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
* 1981 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
* 1982 - Sarah Churchill, British actress (b. 1914)
* 1984 - Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
* 1991 - Dr. Seuss, American children's writer (b. 1904)
* 1991 - Peter Bellamy, Folk Singer (b. 1944)
* 1993 - Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
* 1993 - Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
* 2002 - Mike Webster, National Football League player (b. 1952)
* 2003 - Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
* 2003 - Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
* 2003 - Anthony Durante, American wrestler (b. 1967)
* 2003 - Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
* 2004 - Françoise Sagan, French writer (b. 1935)
* 2005 - Tommy Bond, American actor (b. 1926)

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Holidays and observances

* Late Roman Empire - start of the indiction year (at least since the time of Bede)
* Bhutan - Blessed Rainy Day (in 2006)
* In ancient Latvia, the third day of Mikeli, and the only day of the year during which men proposed to their prospective wives.
* Catholic Calendar: Our Lady of Mercy
* Also see September 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
* Guinea-Bissau - Independence Day (declared, from Portugal, 1973)
* New Caledonia - Territorial Day
* South Africa - Heritage Day.
* Barcelona, Spain - La Mercè the festival for Barcelona's patron saint. A lot of art and musical activities.
* Trinidad and Tobago - Republic Day (1976)
* French Republican Calendar - Châtaigne (Chestnut) Day, third day in the Month of Vendémiaire


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* 275 - Marcus Claudius Tacitus is appointed Roman emperor by the Senate.
* 303 - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
* 1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era.
* 1396 - Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
* 1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean.
* 1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
* 1690 - "Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick", the first newspaper published in the Americas, published for the first and only time.
* 1789 - The Congressional Apportionment Amendment to the United States Constitution is proposed at the U.S. Congress.
* 1804 - The Teton Sioux (a subdivison of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver.
* 1846 - U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.
* 1890 - Yosemite National Park established in California.
* 1911 - Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
* 1912 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
* 1929 - Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full Instrument Flying from take off to landing is possible.
* 1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
* 1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated through the use of United States Army troops.
* 1959 - Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
* 1962 - The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
* 1970 - Cease-fire between Jordan and the fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9.
* 1970 - The Partridge Family debuts on ABC-TV and would run for four years.
* 1972 - In the Norwegian EC referendum, 1972, the people of Norway reject membership.
* 1976 - The Rock band U2 forms at a meeting at drummer Larry Mullen's home
* 1978 - PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people.
* 1980 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
* 1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office.
* 1988 - Monty Python member Michael Palin sets out from London's Reform Club to start his BBC documentary Around the World in 80 Days.
* 1988 - Oh My Goddess! (ã￾‚ã￾‚ã￾£å¥³ç¥žã￾•ã￾¾ã￾£, Aa! Megami-sama!) is first published
* 1996 - The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
* 2002 - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
* 2003 - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
* 2005 - Spanish Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso becomes the youngest FIA Formula One World Champion.


Births

* 1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
* 1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
* 1599 - Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)
* 1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
* 1683 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (d. 1764)
* 1694 - Henry Pelham, Prime Minister of Great Britain (d. 1754)
* 1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
* 1725 - Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, French automobile pioneer (d. 1804)
* 1738 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
* 1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
* 1766 - Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (d. 1822)
* 1773 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
* 1780 - Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
* 1782 - Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
* 1796 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
* 1798 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist (d. 1874)
* 1839 - Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist (d. 1904)
* 1862 - Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
* 1866 - Thomas Morgan, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1945)
* 1881 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
* 1896 - Sandro Pertini, President of the Italian Republic (d. 1990)
* 1897 - William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
* 1898 - Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
* 1901 - Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999)
* 1903 - Mark Rothko, Latvian-born painter (d. 1970)
* 1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
* 1916 - Phil Rizzuto, baseball player and announcer
* 1917 - Johnny Sain, baseball player
* 1920 - Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1994)
* 1921 - Sir Robert Muldoon, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)
* 1922 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
* 1926 - Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)
* 1927 - Sir Colin Davis, English conductor
* 1929 - Ronnie Barker, British comedian and actor (d. 2005)
* 1929 - Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
* 1930 - Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
* 1932 - Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
* 1932 - Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain
* 1933 - Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
* 1936 - Juliet Prowse, British actress and dancer (d. 1996)
* 1938 - Jonathan Motzfeldt, first Prime Minister of Greenland
* 1943 - Robert Gates, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency
* 1944 - Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
* 1944 - Doris Matsui, U.S. Congresswoman from California
* 1945 - Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1946 - Felicity Kendal, British actress
* 1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, American model
* 1947 - Russ Abbott, British actor and singer
* 1951 - Mark Hamill, American actor
* 1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
* 1952 - Anson Williams, American actor and director
* 1958 - Michael Madsen, American actor
* 1960 - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
* 1960 - Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
* 1961 - Heather Locklear, American actress and model
* 1962 - Aida Turturro, American actress
* 1964 - Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer and voice actresses (seiyū)
* 1964 - Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman (Saputo) and sports executive (Montreal Impact)
* 1965 - Scottie Pippen, American basketball player
* 1968 - Will Smith, American actor and rapper
* 1969 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002)
* 1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
* 1969 - Heather Stewart-Whyte, British supermodel
* 1970 - Dean Ween, American musician (Ween)
* 1971 - John Lynch, American football player
* 1971 - Hal Sparks, American actor
* 1973 - Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer
* 1975 - Declan Donnelly, English television presenter
* 1975 - Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
* 1976 - Chauncey Billups, American basketball player
* 1978 - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
* 1978 - Jodie Kidd, English model
* 1978 - Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
* 1980 - T.I., rapper
* 1981 - Jason Bergmann, baseball pitcher
* 1981 - Emmy Clarke, American actress

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* 1066 - Killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge:
o Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria
o Harald III of Norway (b. 1015)
* 1086 - William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
* 1333 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
* 1496 - Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
* 1506 - King Philip I of Castile (b. 1478)
* 1534 - Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)
* 1536 - Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet (b. 1511)
* 1602 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
* 1617 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit, philosopher/theologian (b. 1548)
* 1617 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (b. 1617)
* 1626 - Lancelot Andrewes, English scholar and Bishop of the Church of England (b. 1555)
* 1630 - Ambrosio Spinola, marqués de los Balbases, Spanish general (b. 1569)
* 1665 - Maria Anna of Austria (b. 1610)
* 1703 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (b. 1658)
* 1774 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
* 1777 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (b. 1728)
* 1791 - William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
* 1792 - Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)
* 1794 - Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
* 1825 - Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
* 1849 - Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
* 1867 - Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
* 1867 - Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
* 1900 - Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
* 1905 - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
* 1918 - Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
* 1926 - Herbert Booth, the third son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
* 1929 - Miller Huggins, baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
* 1933 - Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
* 1946 - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician and war criminal (b. 1879)
* 1960 - Emily Post , American author & etiquette expert (b. 1873)
* 1961 - Frank Fay American actor first husband of Barbara Stanwyck (b. 1897)
* 1970 - Erich Maria Remarque, German author (b. 1898)
* 1979 - Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (b. 1915)
* 1980 - John Bonham, British drummer (Led Zeppelin) (b. 1948)
* 1980 - Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
* 1980 - Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
* 1983 - King Léopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
* 1984 - Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897)
* 1986 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
* 1987 - Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)
* 1987 - Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor (b. 1905)
* 1991 - Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal
* 1991 - Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
* 1995 - Bessie Delany, African-American physician and author (b. 1891)
* 1996 - Nicu CeauÅŸescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
* 1997 - Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
* 1999 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)
* 2000 - R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
* 2003 - Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician
* 2003 - Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
* 2003 - Franco Modigliani, Italian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
* 2003 - George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
* 2005 - Don Adams, American actor and comedian (b. 1923)
* 2005 - George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
* 2005 - Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist, founder of Head Start program (b. 1917)
* 2005 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
* 2005 - Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)

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* R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
* Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
* Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
* French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of Vendémiaire

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Events

* 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in fulfilment of a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
* 715 - Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne
* 1580 - Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the globe.
* 1687 - The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed after an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who were besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
* 1777 - British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
* 1783 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania created
* 1789 - Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
* 1810 - A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
* 1907 - New Zealand and Newfoundland each becomes a dominion of the British Empire.
* 1914 - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
* 1918 - World War I: Battle of Meuse.
* 1934 - Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
* 1944 - World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
* 1950 - United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
* 1954 - Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
* 1957 - West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins opens on Broadway
* 1960 - In Chicago, Illinois, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
* 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his public debut.
* 1962 - Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed
* 1969 - The Chicago Seven trial begins.
* 1969 - The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the UK.
* 1969 - The Brady Bunch debuts on ABC-TV and would run for five years.
* 1970 - The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
* 1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
* 1981 - Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
* 1983 - Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
* 1983 - Australia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup.
* 1984 - United Kingdom agrees handover of Hong Kong.
* 1988 - Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics for failing a drug test.
* 1997 - A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234
* 1997 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
* 2000 - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
* 2000 - Express Samina, capsized after running aground near the isle of Paros. 82 people where killed.
* 2002 - The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.
* 2002 - Thirty people are killed in a shooting by terrorists at a temple in Gandhinagar, India

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Births

* 1406 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
* 1711 - Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)
* 1750 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
* 1758 - Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician, founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires.
* 1774 - Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1847)
* 1791 - Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)
* 1840 - Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
* 1865 - Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, British pilot
* 1869 - Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
* 1870 - King Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
* 1871 - Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
* 1873 - Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)
* 1873 - Wacław Berent, Polish novelist and translator (d. 1940)
* 1874 - Lewis Hine, American photographer and social activist (d. 1940)
* 1875 - Edmund Gwenn, Welsh actor (d. 1959)
* 1876 - Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (d. 1957)
* 1877 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
* 1877 - Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist (d. 1962)
* 1886 - Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
* 1887 - Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (d. 1958)
* 1887 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish-born actor (d. 1967)
* 1887 - Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)
* 1888 - J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
* 1888 - T. S. Eliot, American-born writer and editor, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
* 1889 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (d. 1976)
* 1891 - Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (d. 1968)
* 1895 - George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1897 - Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
* 1897 - Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
* 1898 - George Gershwin, American composer (d. 1937)
* 1905 - Emilio Navarro, Puerto Rican Baseball Player
* 1907 - Anthony Blunt, English art historian and Soviet spy (d. 1983)
* 1907 - Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
* 1909 - Bill France, Sr., American founder of NASCAR (d. 1992)
* 1914 - Jack LaLanne, American fitness advocate
* 1917 - Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician, leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada (d. 1976)
* 1923 - Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer
* 1925 - Marty Robbins, American singer (d. 1982)
* 1926 - Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
* 1927 - Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
* 1930 - Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (d. 1966)
* 1932 - Richard Herd, American actor
* 1932 - Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
* 1932 - Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident
* 1933 - Donna Douglas, American actress
* 1936 - Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist
* 1941 - Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
* 1942 - Kent McCord, American actor
* 1943 - Ian Chappell, Australian test cricket player and broadcaster
* 1944 - Anne Robinson, British television host
* 1945 - Bryan Ferry, British singer
* 1945 - Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
* 1945 - Louise Beaudoin, Quebec politician
* 1946 - Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
* 1946 - Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
* 1947 - Lynn Anderson, American singer
* 1948 - Olivia Newton-John, British-born Australian singer and actress
* 1949 - Clodoaldo, Brazilian football player
* 1951 - Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
* 1953 - Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
* 1954 - Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager and television host
* 1956 - Linda Hamilton, American actress
* 1956 - Steve Butler, American racecar driver
* 1959 - Rich Gedman, American baseball player
* 1961 - Will Self, British author
* 1961 - Cindy Herron, American singer (En Vogue)
* 1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress
* 1962 - Peter Foster, Australian con-man
* 1963 - Lysette Anthony, British actress
* 1964 - Nicki French, British singer
* 1966 - Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and television hostess
* 1967 - Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)
* 1968 - James Caviezel, American actor
* 1969 - Paul Warhurst, English football player
* 1969 - Anthony Kavanagh, Québécois comedian, actor and singer
* 1972 - Ras Kass, American rapper
* 1972 - Shawn Stockman, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men)
* 1973 - Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
* 1974 - Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player
* 1975 - Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel)
* 1976 - Michael Ballack, German footballer
* 1977 - Kaylynn, porn star
* 1980 - Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
* 1981 - Christina Milian, American actress and singer
* 1981 - Serena Williams, American tennis player
* 1983 - Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
* 1985 - David Price-Williams, Pool champion
* 1986 - Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress
* 1987 - Rosie Munter, Swedish singer and model (Play)


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* 1417 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
* 1468 - Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
* 1501 - Džore Držić, Croatian writer (b. 1461)
* 1620 - Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
* 1626 - Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
* 1716 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
* 1763 - John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
* 1764 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)
* 1802 - Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and military officer (b. 1754)
* 1820 - Daniel Boone, American frontiersman (b. 1734)
* 1868 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
* 1877 - Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
* 1902 - Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)
* 1904 - John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
* 1937 - Bessie Smith, American singer (b. 1894)
* 1945 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (b. 1881)
* 1947 - Hugh Lofting, British writer (b. 1886)
* 1951 - Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
* 1952 - George Santayana, Spanish philosopher (b. 1863)
* 1965 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
* 1968 - Daniel Johnson, Sr, politician, premier of Québec (b. 1915)
* 1972 - Charles Correll, American radio actor (b. 1890)
* 1973 - Ralph Earnhardt, Race car driver (b. 1923)
* 1973 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)
* 1976 - Lavoslav RužiÄ￾ka, Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
* 1978 - Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
* 1983 - Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (b. 1907)
* 1984 - John Facenda, American broadcaster and sports announcer (b. 1913)
* 1990 - Alberto Moravia, Italian author.
* 1991 - Billy Vaughn, orchestra leader (b. 1919)
* 1998 - Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
* 2000 - Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
* 2000 - Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
* 2003 - Robert Palmer, British singer (b. 1949)
* 2003 - Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
* 2004 - Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)


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* Calendar of Saints - Sts. Cosmas and Damian
* Also see September 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
* Discordianism - Bureflux
* European Day of Languages
* French Republican Calendar - Cheval (Horse) Day, fifth day in the Month of Vendémiaire

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