SEPTEMBER 3

1783: The Treaty of Paris officially ends the Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain 1803: English scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements 1939: Great Britain and France declare war on Germany during World War II 1964: Pakistani pop singer Junaid Jamshed is born 1965: American actor Charlie Sheen is born 1976: Indian actor Vivek Oberoi is born 1976: The unmanned US spacecraft Viking II lands on Mars and takes the first pictures of the planet’s surface

SEPTEMBER 4

1888: George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a patent for his camera 1950: The comic strip Beetle Bailey makes its first newspaper appearance 1952: Indian actor Rishi Kapoor is born 1971: South African all-rounder Lance Klusener is born 1974: Pakistani cricketer Naved Ashraf is born 1998: Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

SEPTEMBER 5

1800: Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain 1839: The First Opium War begins in China 1847: American outlaw Jesse James is born 1882: The first United States Labour Day parade is held in New York City 1927: The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon is released by Universal Pictures. 1960: Boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) wins gold medal at the Olympic Games 1986: Pan Am Flight 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport 1997: Albanian-born missionary and humanitarian Mother Teresa dies

SEPTEMBER 6

1492: Christopher Columbus sails from Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic for the first time 1965: India attacks Pakistan as the two countries engage in the War of 1965 1968: Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar is born 1975: Czech Tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum 1997: More than two billion people watch Princess Diana’s funeral on TV

SEPTEMBER 7

1940: Nazi Germany begins its initial blitz on London during World War II 1979: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut on cable TV 1984: Sri Lankan all-rounder Farveez Maharoof is born

SEPTEMBER 8

1930: 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape 1933: Indian singer Asha Bhosle is born 1952: Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea is published 1966: Pakistani cricketer Ghulam Ali is born 1966: The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC 1968: The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show 2001: Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful becomes youngest man to score a Test century

SEPTEMBER 9

1791: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington 1828: Russian author Leo Tolstoy is born 1923: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People’s Party 1956: Elvis Presley appears on television for the first time 1966: American actor and comedian Adam Sandler is born 1967: Indian actor Akshay Kumar is born 1976: Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong dies 1994: India’s Sachin Tendulkar scores his first century in his 78th One-Day match— OA

Opinion

Climate & youth

Climate & youth

Disillusionment and anxiety are on the rise among youth as they confront the diminishing prospects of a better tomorrow.
Our exclusivity syndrome
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Our exclusivity syndrome

Pakistan needs at least a minimum level of inclusivity that can keep alive democratic values.
Shafqat Kakakhel
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Shafqat Kakakhel

COP26 has to achieve consensus on several issues.

Editorial

Carnage in Kandahar
Updated 17 Oct 2021

Carnage in Kandahar

Pakistan’s anti-extremism policy is in many ways half-baked and inconsistent.
17 Oct 2021

Sanctity of contracts

PAKISTAN is facing yet another international dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment...
17 Oct 2021

New sports policy

THIS week, the Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee chief Haroon Malik was in Zurich to hold ...
Diminishing freedom
Updated 16 Oct 2021

Diminishing freedom

DESPITE the serious reservations of digital rights activists and tech companies, the federal government has...
16 Oct 2021

Dirty politics

IN her outburst against Prime Minister Imran Khan this week, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz may not have taken names but...
16 Oct 2021

Decreasing emissions

THE announcement by SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam that carbon emissions in the country came down by 9pc...