August 29, 1966 – Beatles last commercial performance was held

Popular British rock group, the Beatles, played their last live concert in front of a paying public at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

August 30, 1963 – Telephone hotline between Washington DC and Moscow was established

The system of direct communication between heads of the Soviet Union and now Russia and the United States was set up during the height of the Cold War; the countries were on the brink of an active war.

August 31, 1997 – Princess of Wales, Diana, died in a car crash

Diana, the former wife of Charles, the heir apparent to the British Crown, was fatally injured when the driver of her car lost control while speeding away from paparazzi, and crashed in a road tunnel in Paris.

September 1, 1985 – Wreck of the sunk ship, Titanic was found in the North Atlantic Ocean

A French-American expedition group found the wreck, which sunk on 14 April 1912 on her first voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, U.S.

September 2, 1752 – U.K. adopted the Gregorian Calendar

The calendar, also sometimes known as the Western Calendar, is one of the most widely used calendars today. Prior to the switch, Britain and its territories followed the Julian calendar.

September 3, 1995 – Internet giant eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar

The company owns, an online marketplace and auction website.

September 4, 1998 – Who wants to be a Millionaire? Made its debut on British television

The popular quiz game show that gave out cash prizes for answering increasingly difficult questions was developed by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill, and Steven Knight, and was aired for the first time on ITC.