1815 – Union between Sweden and Norway.
1896 – France annexes Madagascar Island.
1945 – US drops atomic bomb (“Little Boy”) on Japanese city of Hiroshima killing about 80000 persons and three days later a second atomic bomb (“Fat Man”) was dropped on the city of Nagasaki claiming 60,000 to 80,000 lives.
1966 – Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan becomes ruler of Abu Dhabi.
2009 – Fatah’s Sixth General Conference anonymously issues a resolution holding Israel responsible for assassination of the late President of the Palestinian National Authority Yaser Arafat.
1881 – Scottish bacteria scientist, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1945 Alexander Fleming was born.