1887 – A petition, signed by more than 1 million women in Britain, is sent to Queen Victoria calling for public houses to be closed on Sundays.
1903 – More than 500 people perish in a fire at a theatre in Chicago.
1932 – In Britain, the completion of the electrification of the London to Brighton railway line.
1985 – Arab terrorists kill 12 people in attacks on check-in desks of the Israeli airline El Al at Rome and Vienna airports.
1990 – Albanian Jews are given permission to leave the country and emigrate to Israel.
1993 – Israel and the Vatican agree to establish full diplomatic ties.