1662: Francis Xavier was canonised in Goa.
1804: Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral.
1805: Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory over a Russian and Austrian army.
1823: US President James Monroe proclaims the Monroe Doctrine whereby no European power could not colonise the American continents anymore.
1867: People stand in long queue to hear author Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York.
1911: King George V and Queen Marry visit Mumbai (then Bombay).
1914: Austrian troops occupy Belgrade.
1918: Armenia proclaims independence from Turkey.
1942: A strong Axis attack defeated in Tunisia, North Africa.
1959: Actor Boman Irani was born.
1970: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established.
1982: Barney B. Clark becomes first person to receive an artificial heart.
1988: Benazir Bhutto takes over as the prime minister of Pakistan.
1989: VP Singh becomes the seventh prime minister of India.
1993: NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavor to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
1999: UK devolves political power in Northern Ireland.Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu retires from international cricket.
2000: Thirty-six passengers die in a train accident in Fatehgarh Sahib district, Punjab.
2001: Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2014: Veteran actor Deven Verma dies.