1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism.
1994 - Iraq recognized Kuwait's borders in the hope that the action would end trade sanctions.
1995 - In Katmandu, Nepal, searchers rescued 549 hikers after a massive avalanche struck the Himalayan foothills. The disaster left 24 tourists and 32 Nepalese dead.
2001 - The World Trade Organization approved China's membership.