El Salvador established Bitcoin as legal tender.
Many considered the move a game changer, as it was the first case of a nation officially accepting cryptocurrency as legal currency. The law requires all businesses in El Salvador to accept Bitcoin as payment, providing they have the technological means to do so.
Asteroid 2014 RC passed safely by Earth at a distance of 24,800 miles away.
The 72 feet (22 meters) wide asteroid was one of the closest asteroids to pass by earth.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s mockumentary “Borat” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
However, the projector broke twenty minutes into the showing, and all attempts to fix the equipment failed. So, the film was successfully screened the following night.
Some of the biggest stars in entertainment showed up for a special concert to honor Michael Jackson and the 30th anniversary of his solo career.
Rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
Tupac was just 25 years old at the time and was shot twice in the chest, once in the arm, and once in the thigh. He died in hospital from his wounds on September 13.
The STS-69 became the 100th successful crewed NASA spaceflight.
The space shuttle was launched from Kennedy Space Center at 15:09:00 UTC on this day.
President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian Chief of Government Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty on September 7, 1977.
Carter Signs the Panama Canal Treaty On September 7, 1977, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal Treaty, which ceded U.S. control of the canal beginning in 2000 and guaranteed the neutrality of the waterway thereafter.
The Great Atlantic hurricane formed and wreaked havoc for a whole week.
Four hundred lives were lost, and $100 million in damages were caused.
The Blitz began.
On this day, Germany started mass air bombing the United Kingdom during World War II. As a result, around 43,000 people in Britain died, up to 140,000 were injured, and two million homes were destroyed.
French aviator Eugène Lefebvre tragically died in an airplane crash, making this day the first-ever aviation fatality.
Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby ever to use an incubator.
The incubator was at the State Emigrant Hospital, New York, US.
Dom Pedro I, the founder and first ruler of the empire of Brazil, declared Brazil’s independence from Portugal.
The Treaty of The Hague was signed between the German Empire, Great Britain, and The Netherlands.
Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by Governor Winthrop.
The name came from the town of the same name in Lincolnshire, England.
A solar eclipse occurred, which is said to have marked the birth of the Greek legend Hercules.