The city of Montreal
was founded by the French.
Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate.
The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as "separate but equal."
Pope John Paul II was born near Krakow, Poland.
Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.
India became the 6th country to become a nuclear power.
Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years.
Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza strip after three decades of occupation and Palestinians took over.
A bill was finally passed that removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
President Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia declared martial law and sent 30,000 troops into Aceh.
Sonia Gandhi stunned her party, the Indian National Congress, by refusing to accept the prime ministership of India.