1899– Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
*. 1906– First flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
*. 1914– World War I: South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa ( Namibia) with an assault on the Ramans drift police station.
*. 1923– Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
*. 1933– Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
*. 1943– The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.
*. 1948– Deputy Primer Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel ordered the Army to move into the Hyderabad to integrate it with Indian Union.
*.1948 – Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
*. 1964– South Vietnamese Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Dương Văn Đức fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyễn Khánh.
*. 1968– Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
*. 1971– State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prisonto quell a prison revolt.
*.1971 – Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the People's Republic of China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
*. 1979– South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda(not recognised outside South Africa).
*. 1985– Super Mario Bros.is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
*. 1987– Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
*. 1988– Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilmain 2005(based on barometric pressure).
*. 1989– Largest anti- Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
*. 2001– Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
*. 2006– Kimveer Gill kills one student and injures 19 more in the Dawson College shooting.
*. 2007– The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
*. 2008– Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
*.2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houstonand surrounding areas.
*.2011– TheNigerian Drug Law Enforcement
Agency (NDLEA)arrested Kindreck Dion Lee (34), one of Britain’s most wanted drug and firearm suspects, in Lagos. He was wanted in Britain for his alleged involvement in bringing drugs and weapons into the UK from Amsterdam. He was extradited by Nigeria to the UK, where he pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
*. 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.