The Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War.
Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut, playing for the Detroit Tigers.
The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II began.
A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.
Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.
East Timor residents voted to secede from Indonesia.