WHO warns urgent action needed on air pollution, is on a par with smoking and a poor diet, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060.
The COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000 in the US.
Actor Billy Porter who played Pray Tell in the American drama “Pose,” made history after becoming the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy Award.
Barbados appointed Rihanna as an ambassador to the country.
Rihanna went on to say that she “couldn’t be more proud.”
The American drama TV series “Lost” premiered on ABC.
It ran for six seasons, comprising of 121 episodes in total.
The European Space Agency integrated its SMART-1 spacecraft with its dedicated launching rocket.
SMART-1 was the first spacecraft in the ESA’s series of Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology (SMART). The primary purpose of the SMART missions is to test new technologies in space. SMART-1 launched days later, on September 27.
“Friends” debuted on NBC and continued for ten seasons.
American drama TV series “Baywatch” premiered on NBC.
Singer Bob Dylan played at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall.
The ITV network launched in the UK, which became the BBC’s first rival.
Former President Abraham Lincoln ordered the emancipation of slaves across the US from January 1, 1863.
The change meant that some 3.5 million slaves were then free.
The last group of people was hung for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, US.
English poet and playwright Ben Jonson was arrested for manslaughter after killing Elizabethan actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel.
A treaty was signed between the Old Swiss Confederacy and the House of Habsburg, ending years of conflict between the two states.
The treaty meant that Switzerland could become an independent state.