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

Editorial

New Covid danger
30 Nov 2021

New Covid danger

The government’s messaging around the coronavirus and the potential threat of Omicron must be reactivated.
Updated 30 Nov 2021

Saudi conditions

DECADES of fiscal profligacy have trapped the country in a situation where it not only has to borrow more money to...
30 Nov 2021

Mental health concerns

THE economic and psychological effects of Covid-19, combined with the issues of joblessness and inflation, have had ...
Land misuse
Updated 29 Nov 2021

Land misuse

THE contrast could not be more stark, and elite capture no better illustrated. On the one hand are the middle-class...
29 Nov 2021

Act of altruism

DECEASED organ donation needs to become part of the national discourse. To that end, our lawmakers must adopt a far...
29 Nov 2021

Animal neglect

THE callousness shown by our state and society towards humanity is often such that it comes as no surprise that less...