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Volkswagen "dieselgate" breaks on in the US

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen. They had found the Volkswagen programmed their TDI diesel engines to activate their emissions controls only during laboratory testing. The engines emit up to 40 times more NOx in real-world than during the tests.

Scotland votes 'No' to independence

A referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom took place in September 2014. The referendum question, which voters answered with "Yes" or "No", was "Should Scotland be an independent country?" The "No" side won, with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour.

Apple introduces iOS 7

iOS 7 is the seventh major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. When it came out, it offered a completely novel user interface and featured flat icons, a new slide-to-unlock function and innovative animations, and was described as "profound and enduring beauty in simplicity".

The first mailing of anthrax letters

The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning in September 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators.

Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List

In September 1975, Hearst was arrested in a San Francisco apartment with Wendy Yoshimura, another SLA member, by San Francisco Police Inspector Timothy F. Casey and FBI Special Agent Thomas J. Padden. While being booked into jail, she listed her occupation as "Urban Guerilla".

Castro arrives in New York

In September 1960, Castro flew to New York City for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Staying at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, he met with journalists and anti-establishment figures like Malcolm X. He also met Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, with the two publicly condemning the poverty and racism faced by Americans in areas like Harlem.

CIA is formed

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 when Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law. A major impetus for the creation of the CIA was the unforeseen attack on Pearl Harbor. In addition, towards the end of World War II, the U.S. government felt the need for a group to coordinate intelligence efforts.

The first edition of The New York Times is published

Journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones founded the NYC based newspaper with its original name being New-York Daily Times. The first edition tried to address various speculations on its purpose and situation that preceded its release. It won 125 Pulitzer Prizes since its initial release.

Jewelerly brand Tiffany is founded

Tiffany & CO was founded by a duo of Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”. Their store operated in Lower Manhattan and sold a wide variety of stationery items. With their expertise, they eventually became leaders of 19th-century American jewelry trade.

Surrender of Quebec to the British

De Ramezay, Townshend and Saunders signed the Articles of Capitulation of Quebec and the city was turned over to British control. The remaining French forces positioned themselves on the Jacques-Cartier River west of the city.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1951

Ben Carson

born 1961

Joseph Kony

born 1977

Sara Haines