03 September, 1995 – Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

The company owns, an online marketplace and auction website.

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

The quiz game show gave out cash prizes to contests for answering increasingly difficult questions. The popularity of the show prompted TV channels from other countries to adapt it for their audiences.

05 September, 1957 – On the Road hits the bookshelves for the first time

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

06 September, 1522 – Victoria becomes the first ship to circumnavigate the world

The Spanish ship, which was commanded by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, set sail from Spain September 20, 1519, to find a better route to Indonesia. The expedition began with five ships and 260 crew members.

07 September, 1977 – Treaty giving the Panama Canal to Panama is 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.

08 September, 1986 – Oprah Winfrey Show airs for the first time

The widely popular daytime talk show hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey ran for 25 years and won over 45 Daytime Emmy Awards.

09 September, 2015 – Queen Elizabeth becomes 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, 7 months and 2 days.