In 1892, the University of Chicago, a founding member of the Big 10 Conference, won its first football game, beating Illinois, 10-4.
In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state admitted to the union.
In 1933, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
In 1984, the space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth with the first two satellites plucked from space.
In 1989, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter were shot to death at their residence in San Salvador. Three years later, in 1991, U.S. House of Representatives Democrats reported that Salvadoran Defense Minister Gen. Rene Ponce had planned the killings.
In 1990, the Soviet Union indicated its approval of the use of military force to oust Iraq from Kuwait.
In 1997, 85 percent of voters in Hungary cast ballots in favor of joining NATO.
In 2001, a letter containing anthrax was found at the Capitol in Washington, addressed to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Also in 2001, U.S. officials said a bomb had killed Muhammad Atef, one of Osama bin Laden's closest strategists who was believed to have helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks.
In 2004, Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped Iraqi CARE director, was believed to have been killed after al-Jazeera television received a video of a woman's slaying.