1922 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began domestic radio service.
1940 - During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers attacked.
1956 - The USSR crushed the Hungarian uprising.
1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from Cape Kennedy, FL.
1973 - Britain's Princess Anne married a commoner, Capt. Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.
1979 - U.S. President Carter froze all Iranian assets in the United States and U.S. banks abroad in response to the taking of 63 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran.
1983 - The British government announced that U.S.-made cruise missiles had arrived at the Greenham Common air base amid protests.
1991 - After 13 years in exile Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland.
1994 - U.S. experts visited North Korea's main nuclear complex for the first time under an accord that opened such sites to outside inspections.