During a summer of racial tension and riots in American cities, the U.S. Senate (on August 30, 1967) confirms Thurgood Marshall as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first African-American to serve on the high court.
When Edvard Munch painted ''The Scream,'' he was inspired by an event which he'd experienced. The famous painting was stolen in 2004, but Norwegian police recovered it in a raid they conducted on August 31, 2006.
Viking 2, an unmanned spacecraft, lands on Mars to snap the first close-up pictures, in color, of the Red Planet. Today we know much more about Mars thanks to robots like Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity. Take a virtual visit to Earthâ€™s neighbor.
During September of 1957, nine African-American students wanted to enroll at Little Rock's Central High School. Disagreeing with a Supreme Court decision to integrate schools, Gov. Faubus summons the Arkansas National Guard on September 3.
The American Revolution officially ends when Great Britain and the American Colonies sign the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783. Britain recognizes America as an independent country and the newly formed nation can expand westward.
On September 4, 1812, Alexander I of Russia agrees with his lead general that Russian troops should halt their retreat and engage with Napoleon's forces near the village of Borodino, 70 miles west of Moscow.
In 1821, Tsar Alexander I issues an edit forbidding non-Russian ships to approach the Pacific coast of North America south of 51 degrees north. The U.S. objected to this declaration; the parties resolved the issue in 1824.