1517 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
1849 – Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years.
Edward VII became King.
1905 - A big march in Russia. 500 people killed starting months of unrest- 1905 revolution.
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald became Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.
1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1997 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state of USA.
2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
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1561 Sir Francis Bacon
1788 Lord George Byron
1908 – Lev Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1909 – U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
1936 – Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
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