1830 – Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium

1879 – Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park

1917 – A second nationwide referendum on military conscription is rejected by the Australian public

1922 – 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)

1942 – 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

1977 – 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut

1972 – First flight of the Aérospatiale SN601 Corvette, a French business jet of the early 70’s .