Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia (1921)
National Day in Kuwait (1961)
628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, was overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
1843 – Captain Lord George Paulet of the British Royal Navy began a five-month occupation of land in the Hawaiian islands.
1933 – USS Ranger, the first ship of the United States Navy designed as an aircraft carrier, was launched.
1948 – Fearful of civil war and Soviet intervention in recent unrest, Czechoslovakian president Edvard Beneš (pictured) ceded control over the government to the Communist Party.
2009 – Members of the Bangladesh Rifles mutinied at its headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, in addition to eight mutineers killed.