1911 – The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

1917 – First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI

1919 – 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

1944 – 1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)

1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1948 – US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

1970 – UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR

1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.