1236 - Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon took Cordoba in Spain.
1888 - Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England.
1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed independence from Russia.
1955 - The Soviet Union sent tanks to Pozan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.
1982 - Israel invaded Lebanon.
1987 - Vincent Van Gogh’s "Le Pont de Trinquetaille" was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1995 - The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
2007 - The Apple iPhone went on sale.