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1782 - The Spanish captured Minorca from the British.

1783 - Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.

1861 - Samuel Goodale patented the moving picture peep show machine.

1885 - Congo State was established under Leopold II of Belgium, as a personal possession.

1924 - The BBC time signals, or "pips", from Greenwich Observatory were heard for the first time. They are broadcast every hour.

1931 - Maxine Dunlap became the first woman licensed as a glider pilot.

 

1961 - The first issue of the "Sunday Telegraph" was published.

1997 - Switzerland's "Big Three" banks announced they would create a $71 million fund for Holocaust victims and their families.

 

2003 - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented evidence to the U.N. concerning Iraq's material breach of U.N. Resolution 1441.

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