1994

In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.

1993

Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

1987

Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

1986

In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).

1981

Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.

1976

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1967

Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C.. Similar demonstrations occur simultaneously in Japan and Western Europe.

1950

Korean War: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade and the North Korean 239th Regiment during the Battle of Yongju.

1943

The Provisional Government of Free India is formally declared by Subhas Chandra Bose.

1895

The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

1878

German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

1854

Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War

1805

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve.

1512

Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.