The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.
The Republic of Texas made miltary hero Sam Houston its first president.
The Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War, was signed at the Portsmouth naval base in New Hampshire.
Palestinian guerrillas killed 11 Israelis at the Munich Summer Olympics.
Humanitarian Mother Teresa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor, died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
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