1919- The League of Nations formally established when the Covenant of the League of
Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, came into effect.
1980- The establishment of Zimbabwe republic.
1993- US attacks Iraqi territories, bombards a number of sites including Iraqi Radar bases.
1996- Israeli forces shell the UN compound in Qana in Lebanon, slaughtering 102 Lebanese civilians.
1580- Thomas Middleton,an English Jacobean playwright and poet.
1955-Albert Einstein, a scientist who developed the theory of relativity.