1291 – Mamluks control the Palestinian city of Acre after expelling the
1804 – Napoleon crowned Emperor of France.
1899 – First Hague Peace Conference convenes with participation of 26 countries. The participants agree on solving disputes in peaceful ways.
1990 – Currency unification between East and West Germany.
1872 – English philosopher, mathematician, writer and Nobel-laureate Bertrand Russell.
1920 – Pope John Paul II.
International Museum Day.
World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.
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