1026 - Conrad II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XIX.
1799 - Napoleon captured Jaffa Palestine.
1793 - The Holy Roman Emperor formally declared war on France.
1854 - Charles III, duke of Parma, was attacked by an assassin. He died the next day.
1871 - The Paris Commune was formally set up.
1909 - Russian troops invaded Persia to support Muhammad Ali as shah in place of the constitutional government.
1917 - At the start of the battle of Gaza, the British cavalry withdrew when 17,000 Turks blocked their advance.
1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City erected a statue of Popeye.
1938 - Herman Goering warned all Jews to leave Austria.
1942 - The Germans began sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.
1958 - The U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, Explorer III.
1973 - Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time.
1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin was elected.
2000 - In Russia, acting President Vladimir Putin was elected president outright.