585 BC - Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse.
1533 - England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1805 - Napoleon was crowned in Milan, Italy.
1908 - Ian Fleming, who created the character James Bond, was born.
1940 - During World War II, Belgium surrendered to Germany.
1961 - Amnesty International, a human rights organization, was founded.
1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.