Decollation of St. John the Baptist.
Philosopher John Locke born in Wrington, Somerset, England.
French painter Jean Ingres, who specialized in female nudes known as Odalisques, was born in Montauban, France.
The Second Battle of Bull Run began in Northern Virginia.
Considered by many historians to be General Robet E. Lee's finest victory.
Film director Preston Sturges (The Miracle at Morgan's Creek) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Actress Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Jazz great, Charlie "Bird" Parker, born in Kansas City, Kansas.
Director William Friedkin (French Connection) born in Chicago.
John Cage's composition "4 Minutes 33 Seconds" premiers in Woodstock, NY. It is 4 minutes 33 seconds of silence.
The Beatles perform their last public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The lads played 11 songs in just over a half an hour.
Final episode of "The Fugitive" is broadcast on ABC.
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near New Orleans which caused the levees to break and flood the city.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Fructidor 12 Fenouil