1520 – Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1598 – Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
1864 – Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
1940 – RAF bombs Munich, Adolf Hitler promises “an attack on the capital of the Nazi movement would not go unpunished”
1941 – The Albanian Communist Party is founded.
1946 – Jean-Paul Sartre’s “La Putain Respecteuse” premieres in Paris
1959 – Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba’s Nes Destour party wins every seat
1987 – Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
1988 – Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis
2013 – 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win