On this day :
1991 Soviet hardliners launch coup against Gorbachev, 1780 British win at Fishing Creek lose at Musgroves Mill, 1940 Walter P Chrysler dies, 1864 Union attacks railroad at Globe Tavern, 1991 Coup attempt against Gorbachev begins, 1988 A Seattle judge involved in a sex scandal commits suicide, 1931 Yangtze River peaks in China, 1227 Genghis Khan dies, 1590 Roanoke Colony deserted, 1920 Woman suffrage amendment ratified, 1963 Meredith graduates from Ole Miss, 1933 Director Roman Polanski born, 1958 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published, 1979 Chics Good Times hits 1 on the US pop charts, 1853 Cyrus Skinner released from San Quentin, 1795 George Washington signs Jay Treaty with Britain, 1992 Larry Bird hangs it up, 1965 Marines launch Operation Starlite, 1966 Australians defeat VC at Long Tan, 1968 Communists launch new offensive, 1971 Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw troops from Vietnam, 1917 Italians launch the 11th Battle of the Isonzo, 1941 Hitler suspends euthanasia program,