Cite Return to Daily IQ 1850The "Bloodhound Law"Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners. 1759 French Quebec surrendered to the British after the Sept. 13 battle on the Plains of Abraham, the last battle of the French and Indian Wars. French general Montcalm and British general Wolfe died in the fray. 1810 Chile declared its independence from Spain. 1851 The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published. 1947 The National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy, and Air Force, was passed. 1961 Secretary-General of the UN Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). 1970 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London. 1999 Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league baseball history to hit 60 homers in two seasons. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. July 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Languages of Africa What Is There to Do in North Korea? The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology What is the World's Oldest Country?