1430 - Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English.
1533 - Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1618 - The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window.
1701 - In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted of murder and piracy.
1915 - During World War I, Italy joined the Allies as they declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 - The Republic of West Germany was established.
1960 - Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1998 - British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern Ireland approved a peace accord.