1887 – Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty

1898 – Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam

1901 – First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)

1901 – First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays
1902 – Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
1903 – Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre and Marie Curie

1936 – Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1936 – Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1948 – UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1958 – 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111

1974 – European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 – Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 – Space probe Helios 1 launched