It is the 274th day of the year, with 91 days remaining until the end of the year. It is also the day of the tenth month of the year.
331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
1811 AD - The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1869 - Austria issues the world's first postcards.
1880 - John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
1880 - The first electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
1890 - The Yosemite National Park and the Yellowstone National Park are established by the U.S. Congress.
1891 - Stanford University opens its doors.
1903 - The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
1908 - Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of $825.00.
1918 - Arab forces under T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, capture Damascus.
1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
1946 - Nazi leading officials are sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials.
1947 - The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
1957 - It is the first appearance of "In God We Trust" on United States currency.
1960 - Nigeria gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1964 - The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.
1975 - Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match called the Thrilla in Manila, Phillipines.world
1978 - Tuvalu gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1982 - At Disney World in Florida, the famed EPCOT Center, the "silver golfball," opens.
1982 - Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player, the model CDP-101.