0476 - Romulus Augustulus, the last emperor of the western Roman Empire, was deposed when Odoacer proclaimed himself King of Italy.
1530 - Russian Czar Ivan "The Terrible" was born.
1609 - English navigator Henry Hudson began exploring the island of Manhattan.
1888 - George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his roll-film camera. The camera took 100 exposures per roll.
1944 - During World War II, British troops entered the city of Antwerp, Belgium.
1948 - The Dutch Queen Wilhelmina left her throne for health reasons.
1972 - Swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals.
1988 - Bangladesh officials reported that at least 882 people had been killed by floods that had inundated their nation.
1993 - Pope John Paul II started his first visit to the former Soviet Union.
2003 - Keegan Reilly, 22, became the first parapalegic climber to reach the peak of Japan's Mount Fuji.