1360 – The French Franc is created

1840 – Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

1893 – 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges

1912 – The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans

1958 – Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by QueenElizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1964 – Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.