RuPaul becomes the most decorated black artist in Emmy history, winning his 11th award for “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
The American Bird Conservancy released a study indicating that the bird population in North America had reduced by around 3 billion.
President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.”
Although Trump made hostile comments about several countries, North Korea was the first in his speech at the UN general assembly.
The biographical crime film “Goodfellas” was released in the United States.
Following the success of its release in Venice on September 9, it was released in the US and grossed $6.3 million in its opening weekend.
Bon Jovi’s album “New Jersey” was released.
Israel launched its first satellite, Ofek-1, from the Palmachim Air Base.
Ofek-1, or Horizon-1 in English, was Launched atop a Shavit rocket. The entire project, and all following Ofek satellites, were kept entirely top secret. Footage of the launch was kept from the public until 30 years later, in 2018.
The Mexico City earthquake claimed the lives of up to 45,000 people.
The 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 07:17:50 (CST) and had several dangerous aftershocks, one later in September and the other seven months later.
Athlete Beth Bonner became the first woman to win the New York City Marathon with a time of 2:55:22.
It is also believed that Bonner became the first woman to run a marathon in under 3 hours.
The first television show about Superman, “Adventures of Superman,” aired in the US.
It was so popular that there ended up being six seasons with a total of 104 episodes.
The Battle of Hürtgen Forest began during World War II.
The battle went on to become the longest individual battle that the US Army has ever fought.
Women’s right to vote in New Zealand was given Royal Assent.
New Zealand became the first country in the world to provide women with this right.
Ephraim Morris patented the car brake for railroads.
President George Washington provided a letter of address to say he would not run for president again after 20 years of service.
Bacon’s Rebellion set Jamestown, Virginia, on fire after a year of conflict to change Virginia’s Native American-Frontier policy.
Bacon’s Rebellion was an armed rebellion of Virginia settlers, named after its founder Nathaniel Bacon against Colonial Governor William Berkeley. Berkeley was known for creating friendly policies toward the Native Americans, which the settlers of Virginia were not happy about.