1096 - Peter the Hermit's crusaders forced their way across Sava, Hungary.
1243 - The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor was wiped out by the Mongols.
1483 - Richard III usurped himself to the English throne.
1541 - Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru, was murdered by his former followers.
1794 - The French defeated an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.
1907 - Russia's nobility demanded drastic measures to be taken against revolutionaries.
1924 - After eight years of occupation, American troops left the Dominican Republic.
1942 - The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter was flown for the first time.
1945 - The U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations.
1951 - The Soviet Union proposed a cease-fire in the Korean War.
1961 - A Kuwaiti vote opposed Iraq's annexation plans.