1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter discovered the entry of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
1924 - Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected America's first woman
1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.
1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.
1956 - Soviet forces enter Hungary in order to supress the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.
1990 - Iraq issued a statement saying it was prepared to fight a "dangerous war" rather than give up Kuwait.
1999 - The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against the Taliban that controlled most of Afghanistan.