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- 1492 – Christopher Columbus sails frae La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his feenal port o caw afore crossin the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
- 1620 – The Pilgrims sail frae Plymouth, Ingland on the Mayflower tae settle in North Americae. (Auld Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
- 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shuits an fatally wounds US Preses William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposeetion in Buffalo, New York.
- 1972 – Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes dee (alang wi a German polisman) at the haunds o the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group efter bein taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Gemmes. Twa ither Israeli athletes war slain in the ineetial attack the previous day.
- 1991 – The name Saunt Petersburg is restored tae Roushie's seicont lairgest ceety, that haed been kent as Leningrad syne 1924.