1993: The Palestinian autonomy agreements in Jericho and Gaza are signed in the presence of President Bill Clinton by the Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, and the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Yasser Arafat in Washington.
1515 : Battle of Marignan : François Ier, who invaded Italy, meets in Marignan the Swiss called to the rescue by the Pope. The battle will last until September 14, resulting in the victory of the King of France.
- 490 : Battle of Marathon : the Athenians commanded by the strategist Miltiades rout the invading Persian army. legend has it that a soldier named Philippides ran to Athens to announce the victory and died of exhaustion immediately afterwards. The Marathon event will honor this glorious race.