1520 - Suleiman I (the Magnificent) succeeds his father Selam I as Sultan of Turkey (rules till 1566)
1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte's army draws into the Rhine
1841 - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1868 - Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
1898 - City of NY established
1925 - General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
1938 - Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany.
1939 - Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
1941 - German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
1958 - French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
1966 - Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1970 - New American Bible published
1980 - Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
1987 - Suriname constitution ratified
1990 - The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
2006 - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.