The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday
A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
Iraq invades Iran.
The Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
The United States military ends its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
George Washington’s Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.