Today is the 264th day of the year with 101 days remaining.
1780 - Benedict Arnold, becomes a traitor to the American cause, giving the British the plans to West Point.
1827 - Joseph Smith Jr., is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which he translated into the Book of Mormon.
1934 - A large typhoon hits western Honshu, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
1942 - On the holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send nearly 1,000 Jews of Pidhaytsi to the Belzec extermination camp.
1942 - In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis severely execute 2,588 Jewish individuals.
1942 - The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
1961 - It is the maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
1964 - Malta declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
1981 - The country of Belize is granted its full independence from the United Kingdom.
2003 - The Galileo mission is terminated, by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.