Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge.
Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.
The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.
Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," makes her American debut at New York's Castle Garden Theater.
Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
The "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
Israel completes its unilateral disengagement of all Israeli civilians and military from the Gaza Strip.
Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the "Father of All Bombs," it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.