1792 - King Louis XVI was taken into custody by mobs during the French Revolution.
1809 - Ecuador began its fight for independence from Spain.
1881 - Thomas Edison's exhibit opened the Paris Electrical Exhibition.
1914 - Austria-Hungary invaded Russia.
1927 - Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated.
1944 - U.S. forces defeated the remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
1945 - The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender. The only condition was that the status of Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged.
1947 - William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes.
1994 - In Germany, three men were arrested after being caught smuggling plutonium into the country.
2003 - Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were married. Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from space.
2006 - In Great Britain, 24 people were arrested for their roles in a plot to blow up airliners traveling between Britain and the United States. In Pakistan, 7 people were arrested for their roles in the same plot.