1630 – Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on Jupiter’s surface.
1681 – Louis XIV sent an expedition to aid James II in Ireland. As a result, England declares war on France.
1756 – Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War.
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.
1814 – Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden. Norway’s constitution, which provided a limited monarchy, was signed.
1946 – U.S. President Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
1948 – The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel
2007 – Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea for the first time since 1953.