On this day:

1783 Treaty of Paris is Signed between Great Britain and the USA to end the American Revolutionary War.

1971 Qatar gains independence the British

1995 Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

Born on this day:

1875 Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche

1899 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1962 E. E. Cummings, American poet