1917- British government allows women to work as taxi drivers.
1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
1942- Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled.
1946- Cornerstone laid for present UN Headquarters in New York City.
1960- France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria.
1991- US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians.
Born today :
1930- Belgian novelist Georges Simenon.
1979- Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game).
1866- Banks robbery day where Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000).