Today is the 265th day of the year with only 100 days remaining until the new year.
66 - Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American War of Independence by the British.
1784 - Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
1789 - The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
1823 - Joseph Smith Jr., states that he has found the golden plates after being directed by God through the angel Moroni, to the place where they are buried.
1862 - A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
1888 - The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
1893 - The first American-made automobile, built by the Duryea Brothers, is displayed.
1908 - Bulgaria declares that it will be an independent nation.
1927 - Jack Dempsey loses the Long Count boxing match to Gene Tunney.
1941 - Sadly on the Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. These are survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier, in which 24,000 were killed.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore, tries to assassinate President Gerald Ford, but it foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1991 - The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time, by the Huntington Library.
1995 - An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. It crashes after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff, all 24 on board are killed.
2003 - David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.