1785- Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier discovers that water was a compound made of hydrogen and oxygen.
1815- Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to Elba Island.
1863- Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant, established the International Committee of the Red Cross .
1923- Archaeologist Howard Carter discovers tutankhamens tomb in Luxor, Egypt.
1984- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was proclaimed.
1949- Strasbourg city selected as headquarters of the Council of Europe .
1979- A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit near coast of Peru killed 14 people.
1986- Mario Soares was elected President of Portugal.
Born today :
1822- English mathematician Francis Galton.
1838-American historian Henry Adams.
1984- One of the Lebanese National Resistance leaders martyr Sheikh Ragheb Harb .
1992- Former Secretary-General of Lebanese Hezbollah, martyr Sayyed Abbas Musawi .
Independence day in Lithuania.