On Sept. 10, 1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.
In 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace.
In 1984, a revival of the TV game show “Jeopardy!” hosted by Alex Trebek premiered in syndication.
In 1998, President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
In 2015, New York State approved gradually raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour— the first time any state had set the minimum that high.
In 2020, Diana Rigg, a British actor whose career included roles in the 1960s spy series “The Avengers” and the fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” died at the age of 82.