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"Iron Fist" returns for a second season on Netflix

Iron Fist is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Danny Rand is a martial arts expert with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist. Each episode in the season is named after the issue title of various comics Rand has appeared in.

Chiapas Earthquake

The 2017 Chiapas earthquake struck in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the southern coast of Mexico, near state of Chiapas. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. Jose Calzada, Minister of Agriculture, reported that at least 98 people had died in the earthquake.

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashes

The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash occurred in September 2011 when Yak-Service's Flight 9633, a Yakovlev Yak-42 charter flight carrying the players and coaching staff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl professional ice hockey team, crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl. Of the 45 on board, 43 died at the crash site.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is voted the greatest

Pop group Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody has been voted the greatest "lighter in the air song of all time" in a new poll. The flamboyant band's million selling 1975 single was given the accolade by voters surveyed by lighter company Zippo, scooping 33 percent of all votes cast.

"Rent" ends its 12-year run at the Nederlander Theatre

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was the placing into conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises Federal National Mortgage Association and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation by the U.S. Treasury in September 2008. It was one of the financial events among many in the ongoing subprime mortgage crisis.

"Don't Stop the Music" is released by Rihanna

"Don't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. The song received a number of accolades, including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. "Don't Stop the Music" reached number one in nine countries, including Australia, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Hurricane Ivan hits Grenada

Hurricane Ivan was a large, long-lived, Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage in the Caribbean and US. The cyclone was the n9th named storm, the sixth hurricane and the fourth major hurricane of the active 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Ivan formed in early September and reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

Black Eyed Peas start a six-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart

"Where Is the Love?" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. It was released as the lead single from their third album, Elephunk. "Where Is the Love?" saw success on radio airplay charts, peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The legendary boss Jack Welch retires in General Electric

John Welch retired from GE he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history. Upon his retirement from GE, Welch had stated that his effectiveness as its CEO for two decades would be measured by the company's performance for a comparable period under his successors. Welch had grown GE to over $450 billion in market capitalization.

Rapper and actor Tupac Shakur is murdered

Tupac Shakur, a highly successful American hip hop artist, was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 25 years old. The shooting occurred at 11:15 p.m. Pacific time when the car carrying Shakur was stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. He died from his wounds six days later.


Young Monica Seles wins US Open

World No. 2 Monica Seles won her third Grand Slam of the year by defeating four-time champion Martina Navratilova in the final. Following this win, Monica recaptured the World No. 1 ranking from her rival Steffi Graf.

David Bowie and Mick Jagger are at #1 on the UK singles chart

A hit cover version of "Dancing in the Street" was recorded by the English rock singers Mick Jagger and David Bowie as a duo in 1985, to raise money for the Live Aid famine relief cause. The song topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks and reached No. 7 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe beats Björn Borg

John McEnroe was the defending champion and retained his title, defeating Björn Borg 7–6(7–4), 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title. This particular match often ranks in the top 5 matches in tennis. It was also the first time in the open era that the US Open Men's Singles title had been successfully defended

The Chrysler Corp. asks for $1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy

In 1978, Lee Iacocca was brought in to turn the company around, and in 1979 Iacocca sought US government help. Congress later passed the Loan Guarantee Act providing $1.5 billion in loan guarantees. The Loan Guarantee Act required that Chrysler also obtain $2 billion in concessions or aid from sources outside the federal government.

Pay sport channel ESPN debutes

ESPN launched in September 1979, beginning with the first telecast of what would become the channel's flagship program, SportsCenter. Taped in front of a small live audience inside the Bristol studios, it was broadcast to 1.4 million cable subscribers throughout the United States.

The Who's drummer Keith Moon dies

Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He died from an overdose of Heminevrin, a drug intended to treat or prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Moon's death came shortly after the release of Who Are You.

Panama is promised to get its Canal back

The Torrijos–Carter Treaties are 2 treaties signed by the US and Panama in Washington, D.C., in September 1977, which evaded the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903. The treaties guaranteed that Panama would gain control of the Panama Canal after 1999, ending the control of the canal that the U.S. had exercised since 1903.

Abba are at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Dancing Queen"

"Dancing Queen" is a Europop song by the Swedish group ABBA, and the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival. It was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson. It became ABBA's only number one hit in the United States. "Dancing Queen" also reached the top five in many other countries.


Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey

William Bill Shoemaker held the world record for total professional jockey victories. Shoemaker won eleven Triple Crown races during his career, spanning four different decades, but the Crown itself eluded him. Two of Shoemaker's most noted rides were in the Kentucky Derby.

Led Zeppelin make their live debut

The band completed the Scandinavian tour as the New Yardbirds, playing together for the first time in front of a live audience at Gladsaxe Teen Clubs in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Later that month, they began recording their first album, which was based on their live set. The album was recorded and mixed in nine days.

Nikita Khrushchev is approved as Soviet leader

Malenkov resigned from the secretariat of the Central Committee. This came due to concerns that he was acquiring too much power. The major beneficiary was Khrushchev. His name appeared atop a revised list of secretaries—indicating that he was now in charge of the party. The Central Committee formally elected him First Secretary in September.

Musician Chrissie Hynde is born

Chrissie Hynde is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. Inspired by hippie counter-culture, Hynde worked in London with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at their clothing store, SEX. In 1978, she formed her own band, Pretenders, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers.

Stage director Jerry Zaks is born

Jerry Zaks is a German-born American stage and television director, and actor. He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me a Tenor, and Six Degrees of Separation and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Guys and Dolls.

London is blitzed by German bombers

The Germans conducted mass air attacks against industrial targets, towns, and cities, beginning with raids on London towards the end of the Battle of Britain in 1940, a battle for daylight air superiority between the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force over the United Kingdom.

Singer Buddy Holly is born

Buddy Holly was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside his siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues acts.

Brazil declares its independence from Portugal

The Independence of Brazil is celebrated on the anniversary of the date in 1822 that prince regent Dom Pedro declared Brazil's independence from Portugal. Formal recognition came with a treaty signed by both Brazil and Portugal in late 1825.

Elizabeth I of England is born

Elizabeth was born as a daughter of Henry VII and his 2nd wife, Anne Boleyn. Her mother was executed 2,5 year after her birth, the marriage annulled and Elizabeth declared illegitimate. After deaths of other claimants, Elizabeth took the throne and became the last monarch of the House of Tudor. She was known as The Virgin Queen.

Roman army plunders Jerusalem

The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 CE was the decisive event of the First Jewish–Roman War. The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberius Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem, which had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since 66 CE.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1954

Doug Bradley

died 2018

Mac Miller

born 1964