1509 – The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
1690 – The first paper money in America was issued by the Massachusetts colony. The currency was used to pay soldiers that were fighting in the war against Quebec.
1862 – Thomas Edison printed the “Weekly Herald” and distributed it to train passengers traveling between Port Huron and Detroit, MI. It was the first time a newspaper had been printed on a train.
1917 – The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, which had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1945 – Russia agreed to enter World War II against Japan.
1966 – The first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the Moon was made by the Soviet space vehicle Luna IX.