Shortly after midnight in Moscow, the Soviets became the first to successfully send a human-made object to the Moon.
Henry Hale Bliss, a Manhattan real estate salesman, was helping a female companion name as Miss Lee disembark a southbound 8th Avenue trolley car at West 74th Street and Central Park West in New York…
American electrical engineer Jack Kilby demonstrated the world’s first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.
On the 11th September 1978, Janet Parker became the last recorded person in the world to die from smallpox.
American rock band Nirvana released the critically acclaimed single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
On the 9th September 1947, the first computer ‘bug’ was found in the Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer.
The first episode of American science fiction television series Star Trek was broadcast at 8.30pm on NBC.
The United States apparently gained the nickname ‘Uncle Sam’ when it was featured in a local newspaper article.
President William McKinley was assassinated by an anarchist during a meet-and-greet.
On the 5th September 1698, Tsar Peter I of Russia – otherwise known as Peter the Great – imposed a tax on beards.
Thomas Edison began operating the first permanent commercial electrical power plant in New York.
On the 3rd September 1939, the Second World War officially began when France and the United Kingdom – together with Australia and New Zealand – declared war on Germany.
The most intense hurricane to ever make landfall struck the United States.
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered by a joint American-French expedition led by oceanographer Robert Ballard.