28 August, 1937 – Toyota Motor Corporation is formed

The car company was first founded in 1933 as a subsidiary of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. The division was headed by Kiichiro Toyoda, the son of the Toyota founder, Sakichi Toyoda.

29 August, 1988 – Abdul Mohmand becomes the first person from Afghanistan to visit space

Mohmand, an Afghan Air Force pilot was a crew member of the Soyuz TM-6, a Soviet spacecraft. He was in space for nine days, which were spent at the Mir Space Station.

30 August, 1983 – Guion Stewart Bluford is launched into space

Bluford, a fighter pilot for the US Air Force and part of the crew of STS-8, the third flight of NASA’s space shuttle Challenger, was the first African-American to go into space.

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

Diana, the former wife of Charles was fatally injured when the driver of her car lost control while speeding away from paparazzi, and crashed in a road tunnel. Her companion Dodi al Fayed and the driver also died. Her funeral was one of the most watched televised events of the century.

01 September, 1952 – Life magazine publishes parts of the Old Man and the Sea

One of American author Ernest Hemingway’s best-known works, the novel tells the story of an old man and his fishing misadventures. Within a few days of the publication, five million copies were sold.

02 September, 1666 – A fire ravishes the city of London

Also known as the Great Fire of London, the fire broke out in a bakery and raged for four days destroying the houses of most inhabitants of the city.

03 September, 1752 – Days skipped in the British Empire

The British Empire skipped 11 days starting from September 3 when it adopted the Gregorian calendar.