1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL.
1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.
1866 - The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago.
1893 - In New Zealand, the Electoral Act 1893 was passed by the Legislative Council. It was consented by the governor on September 19 giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1888 - In London, The body of Annie Champman was found. She was the second victim of "Jack The Ripper."
1951 - A peace treaty with Japan was signed by 48 other nations in San Francisco, CA.
1999 - Russia's Mission Control switched off the Mir space station's central computer and other systems to save energy during a planned six months of unmanned flights.