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1096 - Peter the Hermit and his army reached Hungary. They passed through without incident.

1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolted against King Henry VI.

1794 - Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. He was the French chemist that discovered oxygen.

1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.

1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called "Coca-Cola."

1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment.

1933 - Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.

1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.

1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.

 

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