1798 – The English troops destroy the French fleet at the Battle of Abu Qir off the coast of Alexandria.
1911 – The start of using fingerprints for the first time as a tool for the detection of crimes in New York.
1927 – Archaeologists find a full set of nail polish that goes back five thousand years in time at Uor area in Iraq.
1963 – Revolution of Baath Arab Socialist Party starts in Syria.
International Women’s Day
1879 – German chemist Otto Hahn, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the year 1944.
1941 – Sherwood Anderson, an American novelist and storyteller.