This Day in History
2005 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2001 Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
1997 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list
1997 31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win
1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
1995 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
1995 "Pride and Prejudice", a TV adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One
1995 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier
1995 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts
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