1678 - American Indians sold the Bronx to Jonas Bronck for 400 beads.
1902 - After the death of Queen Victoria, Edward VII was crowned king of England.
1910 - A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine.
1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the first American to win four medals in one Olympics.
1942 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested Britain. He was not released until 1944.
1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed.
1965 - Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian Federation.
1996 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as president of Russia for the second time.
2001 - In Jerusalem, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated an explosive .
2004 - Donald Duck received the 2,257th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.