1096 - Peter the Hermit and his army reached Hungary. They passed through without incident.
1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolted against King Henry VI.
1794 - Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. He was the French chemist that discovered oxygen.
1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called "Coca-Cola."
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment.
1933 - Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.
1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.