1786 _ The arrival of the traveler Jean Palma to the top of the Alps.
1815 _ Napoleon Bonaparte leaves France to his exile in Saint Helena.
1955 _ Holding the first conference of its kind in Geneva, Switzerland, on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
1964 – Turkish planes raid on the island of Cyprus.
1966 _ Algeria nationalized its mines four years after independence.
1974 _ US President Richard Nixon announces his resignation following the Watergate scandal.
1955 _ Algerian writer Wasini al-A’raj born.