1920 – League of Nations holds first meeting in London and approves establishment of International Court of Justice.
1945 – Yalta agreement signed by US President Franklin Roosevelt, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
1970 – Japan launches its first satellite.
1979 – Victory of Islamic Revolution in Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini.
1990 – South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela freed after 27-year- imprisonment.
1886 – Lebanese writer May Ziade.
1198 – Arab Islamic philosopher Ibn Rushd.
1650 – French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes.
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