1880 – France annexed Tahiti.
1903 – The British government officially protested Belgian atrocities in the Congo.
1905 – Russian troops intervened as riots erupted in ports all over the country. Many ships were looted.
1917 – The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
1946 – British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to end alleged terrorism.
1950 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorized a sea blockade of Korea.
1951 – The United States invited the Soviet Union to the Korean peace talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.
1954 – The Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer’s access to classified information.
1955 – The Soviet Union sent tanks to Poznan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.
1966 – The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.
1967 – Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem.
1982 – Israel invaded Lebanon.
1995 – The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.