1614 – An aristocratic uprising in France ended with the treaty of St.Menehould.
1618 – Johannes Kepler discovered his harmonics law.
1702 – The War of Spanish Succession began.
1768 – Under the Treaty of Versailles, France purchased Corsica from Genoa.
1795 – Napoleon entered the Lombardian capital of Milan.
1849 – Neapolitan troops entered Palermo, and were in possession of Sicily.
1916 – U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
1926 – Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth were forced down in Alaska after a four-day flight over an icecap. Ice had begun to form on the dirigible Norge.
1930 – Ellen Church became the first female flight attendant.
1948 – Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence.
1957 – Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.
1958 – Sputnik III, the first space laboratory, was launched in the Soviet Union.
1963 – The last Project Mercury space flight was launched.
1970 – U.S. President Nixon appointed America’s first two female generals.
1975 – The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge.
1980 – The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the United States took place.
1988 – The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan. Soviet forces had been there for more than eight years.
1997 – The Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to Russia’s orbiting Mir station.
1999 – The Russian parliament was unable a attain enough votes to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.