LEAD STORY Lascaux cave paintings discovered, 1940
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Congress receives news of defeat at Brandywine,1777
CIVIL WAR The First Battle of Lexington, Missouri, begins, 1861
COLD WAR German occupation rights are relinquished,1990
CRIME Tyco execs indicted, 2002
DISASTER Hurricane Gilbert slams Jamaica, 1988
GENERAL INTEREST Khrushchev elected Soviet leader, 1953
Steven Biko dies, 1977
LITERARY Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning elope,1846
MUSIC Barry White is born, 1944
OLD WEST Hopalong Cassidy rides off into his last sunset,1972
PRESIDENTIAL John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island,1953
SPORTS Sugar Ray Robinson wins back belt, 1951
VIETNAM WAR Situation deteriorates in South Vietnam, 1959
WORLD WAR I U.S. launches Saint-Mihiel offensive , 1918
WORLD WAR II The Laconia is sunk, 1942
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1829 – Alexander Stewart Born
1892 – UW-Madison Schools Open
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Man drops computer, gets stuck on rocks COLCHESTER, Vt., Sept. 11 (UPI) — Police in Vermont said a man became stuck on some rock ledges after dropping his computer about 100 feet and attempting to retrieve it.
Workers use high-heel shoe to fight robber LAREDO, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) — Police in Texas said employees at a liquor store used a 7-inch stiletto heel and other handy objects to fight back against an armed robbery,
88-year-old man still pitching softball FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) — An 88-year-old Texas man who has been playing softball in a senior league the past 25 years said he believes the game added 10 years to his lifespan.
Boy quits team over pink glove ban EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J., Sept. 11 (UPI) — A New Jersey 12-year-old quit the local football team when his coach would not allow him to use the pink gloves he wore to support his cancer-afflicted mother.
Woman finds ex from 12 years ago in attic ROCK HILL, S.C., Sept. 11 (UPI) — A South Carolina woman said she was shocked to discover her ex-boyfriend from 12 years ago has been living in her attic.
77-pound dachshund seeks to lose 40 pounds PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 11 (UPI) — An Oregon woman has started a Facebook page to support her quest to help the 77-pound dachshund she adopted lose 40 pounds.
Suspect’s swallowed gem was a fake COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 (UPI) — Sri Lanka police said a man who was accused of swallowing a $13,000 diamond actually swallowed a fake in a possible diversion for an accomplice.
Boy, 8, crashes mom’s car CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y., Sept. 11 (UPI) — Police in New York state said an 8-year-old boy will not be charged after crashing his mother’s car into a fence, a street sign and a fire hydrant.
Rare spider halts road construction SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 11 (UPI) — The Texas Department of Transportation said a San Antonio construction project has been put on hold due to the discovery of a rare spider.
CollinsDictionary.com adds amazeballs NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) — New York-based publisher HarperCollins said words being added to CollinsDictionary.com include amazeballs, bridezilla, lollage and fanboy.
Olympian puts final block on Lego tower PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 11 (UPI) — An Olympic rowing champion in the Czech Republic placed the final block on the world’s largest Lego tower in the country’s capital.
40-year-old trash to be recycled HEDEN, Sweden, Sept. 11 (UPI) — Officials in a Swedish city said a 40-year-old landfill will be unearthed and sorted for recycling prior to the building of a heating plant on the site.