Phidippides of Athens was sent to tell of the victory of the Greek army over the invading Persian Army.
Thus becoming the inspiration for the 26-mile run in the Olympic Games called the Marathon.
A naval forces of Octavian defeated the Egyptian-Roman fleet commanded by Marc Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium.
The Great Fire of London begins in the bakery of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) on Pudding Lane.
It will burn for three days and destroy 10,000 buildings including St Paul's Cathedral.
Great Britain begins using the Gregorian calendar, which most of Europe had been using since 1582. The day after September 2 was September 14.
The 3rd through the 13th disappeared without a trace.
The Japanese Empire signed the formal instrument of surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, ending the Second World War in the Pacific.
General Douglas MacArthur represented the US.
Musician Billy Preston born in Houston, Texas.
He was sometimes reffered to by commentators as the "fifth Beatle" for the work he did on several Beatle songs.
Actress Salma Hayek (Frida) born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
Samuel Douglas, son of your erstwhile chronicler, born in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Fructidor 16 Citron