U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.
U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.
Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.
DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)
VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)
VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France
VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France
VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France
VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)
VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France
Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.
RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment
The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)
Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay
Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.
A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.
Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
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