September 5, 1957 – On the Road hit the bookshelves for the first time

The iconic book was written by American author Jack Kerouac and was based on his and his friensds travels across America. The book is considered to be a prime example of the Beat Generation.

September 6, 1522 – Victoria became the first ship to circumnavigate the world

The Spanish ship, which was commanded by a Portuguese explorer, set sail from Spain in 1519, to find a better route to Indonesia. The expedition began with five ships and 260 crew members.

September 7, 1977 – Treaty giving the Panama Canal to Panama was signed

The Torrijos-Carter treaties were two treaties signed between the heads of state of the US and Panama. The treaties gave control of the canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean to Panama.

September 8, 1966 – Star Trek made its television debut

The popular science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry was about the adventures of the crew of starship USS Enterprise. The first episode of the series, which was called The Man Trap, aired on NBC.

September 9, 2015 – Queen Elizabeth became the longest reigning British monarch

She broke the record set by Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837, and reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days.

September 10, 2014 – First Invictus Games were held

The international games bring together wounded armed forces personnel who compete in athletic competitions. The 2014 Invictus Games were held in London. 300 competitors from 13 countries participated in the games.

September 11, 1998 – Commonwealth Games opened in Kuala Lumpur

The 16th Commonwealth Games were held for the first time in an Asian country that did not have the British monarchy as the head of the state, 69 countries participated in the games that are held every four years.