British PM Boris Johnson loses significant vote in parliament as MPs gain control of the timetable, orders whip withdrawn from 21 rebel Tory MPs.
A record-breaking haircut saved a sheep that had not been sheared in over five years in Canberra, Australia.
The overgrown hair was causing health problems to the sheep, which impaired its walking, so a resident named Sue Dowling relieved it by shearing off 88 lbs (40 kg) of fleece. The sheep was named Chris and was put up for adoption after its life was saved.
Microsoft purchased Nokia for $7.2 billion.
The online auction website eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar.
The Viking 2 became the second spacecraft to land on Mars.
The craft journeyed the Martian surface for over three years, sending back photos of Mars’ surface.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono left the UK and headed to New York City, US.
Lennon never returned to the UK.
Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.
This was one of Sweden’s most significant logistical events, known as Dagen H (H-Day) or Högertrafikomläggningen.
Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was transported to Auschwitz, along with over a thousand other Jewish prisoners.
Adolf Hitler made plans to invade Britain starting on September 21, 1940.
Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world record speed exceeding 300 mph on the Bonneville Flats, Utah, US.
John Brallier became the first openly paid professional American Football player when he was paid $10 to play a match.
Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in the US.
On this day, he started a journey from Philadelphia to New York City by train, where he dressed as a sailor. Upon arriving in New York, he stayed in a safe house with abolitionist David Ruggles.
The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City.
The United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary war.