1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department is established.
1864 - Union general William T. Sherman's forces occupy Atlanta.
1935 - The Labor Day Hurricane slams the Florida Keys, killing more than 400 people.
1944 - Navy pilot George H. W. Bush, later the forty-first U.S. president, is shot down and rescued in the Pacific.
1945 - Japan formally surrenders aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.