On this day:

1894 Battle of Pyongyang ends with decisive Japanese victory against China

1935 Nuremberg laws against Jews, instituted by the Nazi party, are put into force

2008 Lehman Brothers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the largest bankruptcy in US history

Born on this day:

1254 Marco Polo, Italian explorer

1890 Agatha Christie, English author

Gone on this day:

1938 Thomas Wolfe, American author