0527 - Justinianus became the emperor of Byzantium.
1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for high treason in relation to the "Beer Hall Putsch."
1572 - The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck landed in Holland and captured the small town of Briel.
1578 - William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.
1748 - The ruins of Pompeii were found.
1793 - In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupted killing about 53,000.
1826 - Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.
1867 - The International Exhibition opened in Paris.
1881 - Anti-Jewish riots took place in Jerusalem.
1891 - The London-Paris telephone connection opened.
1905 - Paris and Berlin were linked by telephone.
1929 - Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.
1933 - Nazi Germany began the persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses.
1938 - The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.
1939 - The U.S. recognized the Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war.
1952 - The Big Bang theory was proposed in "Physical Review" by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
1960 - France exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert.
1976 - Apple Computer began operations.
1979 - Iran was proclaimed to be an Islamic Republic by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the fall of the Shah.
1991 - Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.
2001 - Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa.