London stops burning, the First Continental Congress meets, terrorists target Israeli Olympians in Munich, and Mother Teresa passes away, all on this day.
1862: Meteorologist James Glaisher (pictured) and his pilot, Henry Tracey Coxwell, make a balloon ascent to a height of seven miles, the greatest height then achieved by passengers in a balloon.
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