1492- Christopher Columbus and 88 sailors start a voyage to discover the New World.
1783- Volcano of Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
1914- Germany declares war against France in the beginning of the World War One.
1940- The Italian army invades British Somalia during the World War II.
1903- Former President of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba born.
1999- Iraqi Poet Abdul-Wahhab al-Bayati passes away.
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