0322 BC - Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, died.
1799 - In Palestine, Napoleon captured Jaffa and his men massacred more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners.
1849 - The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved.
1854 - Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.
1904 - The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.
1906 - Finland granted women the right to vote.
1911 - Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.
1918 - Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.
1925 - The Soviet Red Army occupied Outer Mongolia.
1933 - The board game Monopoly was invented.
1936 - Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.
1942 - Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.
1959 - Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to fly over a million miles in jet airplanes.
1968 - The Battle of Saigon came to an end.
1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.