10 September, 2014 – First Invictus Games Held

The international games bring together wounded armed forces personnel and veterans who compete in athletic competitions. The Invictus Games were held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

11 September, 1998 – Commonwealth Games open 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.

12 September, 1992 – First African American woman goes into Space

Mae C. Jemison, a physician, was a Mission Specialist on STS-47 which was the 50th space flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. It was the space shuttle Endeavour’s second flight.

13 September, 1933 – A woman is elected to New Zealand Parliament for the first time

Elizabeth McCombs won the by-elections for the parliamentary seat of Lyttelton, which was held by her husband before he died in August 1933.

14 September, 2000 – Microsoft launches Windows ME

The Millennium Edition was the last of the operating systems of the Windows 9x series.

15 September, 2008 – Lehman Brothers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection. This was the largest bankruptcy in US history.

16 September, 1963 – Malaysia is created

The Federation of Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore to create Malaysia. Singapore left the arrangement two years later.