Tiger Stadium closed after 87 years as home of baseball's Detroit Tigers.
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the season.
Taliban take over Kabul. Following the take-over, the Islamic fundamentalist group established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Battle of Kabul (1992–96)
More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the 'Contract with America,' a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the U.S. House.
United States House of Representatives elections, 1994
The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.
The America's Cup was lost by the United States for the first time in the yachting event's 132-year history.
1983 America's Cup
The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Establishment of Yemen Arab Republic. Gamal Abdel Nasser declared the establishment of the Yemen Arab Republic after staging a coup that deposed the King Muhammad Al-Badr
Yemen Arab Republic
Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.
'Tonight!' hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC-TV.
The Tonight Show
Tripartite Pact is signed. It established the Axis powers during World War II and was signed by representatives of Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan.
Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.
Occupation of Poland (1939–1945)
The Bali Tiger Goes Extinct. Native to the Indonesian island of Bali, the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting. On this day, the last known adult Balinese tiger was shot dead.
The United States recognized the Nationalist Chinese government.
Republic of China (1912–49)
Constantine I of Greece abdicates. Constantine I of Greece abdicated in favor of his son, George II, after a military revolt.
Constantine I of Greece
The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper 'Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?', introducing the equation E=mc².
Annus Mirabilis papers
The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence.
Military history of Mexico
John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain.
Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.
Society of Jesus
Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000.
List of giant squid specimens and sightings
William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England.
William the Conqueror