1936 – Battles erupted in Jerusalem after the British forces control of al-Burak police station in the city.
1940 – The Italian troops invades Egypt during World War II.
1955 – West Germany establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union for the first time since the World War II.
1968 – Albania withdraws from Warsaw Pact.
1991 – Moscow and Washington agree to halt arms transfer to their allies in Afghanistan.
1938 – British politician, leader of the Labour Party John Smith was born.
1940 – Lebanese author Ameen al-Rihani passes away.