1416 - Jerome of Prague was burned as a heretic by the Church.
1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
1913 - The First Balkan War ended.
1943 - American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.
1998 - A powerful earthquake hit northern Afghanistan killing up to 5,000.