2012

Park Geun-Hye becomes the first elected female president of South Korea

1998

US House of Representatives initiates process of impeachment of president Bill Clinton, charging him with perjury and obstruction of justice

1984

Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang and British prime minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China

1946

The Viet Minh, founded by Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh, begins the First Indochina War against France

1922

Music composer Salil Chowdhury born in Bengal Presidency