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1645 American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.
1780 General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.
1941 During World War II, the Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.
1963 The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, D.C., went into operation.
1965 Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the first African American justice to sit on the Supreme Court.
1983 The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to travel in space.
1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
1993 On CBS-TV, "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered.
1994 Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
1994 The largest U.S. defense contractor was created when the Lockheed and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger.
1996 An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed when the nylon lines being used to raise part of the hull snapped.
1999 The residents of East Timor overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia. The U.N. announced the result on September 4.


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