1894 - French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.
1941 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington for a wartime conference with U.S. President Roosevelt.
1956 - The last British and French forces evacuated Egypt.
1989 - Romania's hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising.
1990 - Lech Walesa was sworn in as Poland's first popularly elected president.
2001 - Thirty Afghans, including two women, were sworn in as part of the new interim government in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai was the head of the post-Taliban government.