It is the 297th day of the year, with only 68 days remaining until the new year.
1590 - John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the lost colonists.
1857 - Sheffield F.C., the world's first soccer (football) club, is founded in England.
1861 - The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end of the 18-month-old Pony Express.
1901 - Annie Edison Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1926 - Harry Houdini gives his last performance, which is located at the Garrick Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
1929 - The stock market crashes on Wall Street, is will be known as Black Thursday.
1946 - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket, takes the first photograph of Earth from space.
1977 - Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday is this month for the seventh and last time. It will be changed to observe the occasion on November 11, the following year.
2002 - Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks.