1382: The French nobility led by Olivier de Clisson crushes Flemish rebels at Flanders.
1852: Death of Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer who is known for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, an early mechanical general-purpose computer.
1826: Jebediah Smith's team of explorers reaches San Diego, become the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.
1895: Alfred Nobel signs his last will, which established the Nobel Prize.
1910: Pennsylvania Station opened in New York.
1919: Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France whereby it fixes war reparations and recognise Yugoslavia's independence.
1952: Singer and lyricist Bappi Lahiri was born.
1953: Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies.
1967: US President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara as the president of the World Bank.
1970: Pope Paul VI attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter in disguise.
1973: Gerald R. Ford becomes US Vice-President.
1986: Cricketer Suresh Raina was born.
1999: Helen Clark becomes New Zealand's first elected female prime minister.
2003: US President George W Bush secretly flows to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.
2008: Death of former Indian prime minister VP Singh.
2014: Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies in hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic cricket match.