It is the 290th day of the year, with 75 days remaining.
539 BC - Cyrus the Great marches into the city of Babylon releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
1662 AD - Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds.
1777 - American troops defeat the British in the Battle of Saratoga.
1781 - General Charles Cornwallis, surrenders at the Battle of Yorktown.
1888 - Thomas Edison files a patent for the optical phonograph, used for the first movie.
1931 - American mob boss and gangster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.
1933 - Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
1941 - For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.
1965 - The New York World's Fair, closes after a two year run. It is estimated that more than 51 million people had attended the event.
1979 - Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for all of her work throughout the world.