- 1634 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
- 1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
- 1912 U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performs 1st (attached-type) parachute jump from an airplane
- 1942 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
- 1944 U-358 sinks in Atlantic
- 1954 US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll – most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
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