On this day:

1904 Wilbur Wright Makes the First Circular Flight in 1 minute and 16 seconds

2001 American President, George W. Bush Declares War on Terror

Born on this day:

1899 Leo Strauss, German/American philosopher

1948 George R. R. Martin, American screenwriter, author of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire

Gone on this day:

1863 Jacob Grimm, German author, philologist

1933 Annie Besant, English activist, author