Revolution Day in Egypt (1952)
1829 – William Austin Burt was awarded a patent for the typographer, the first practical typewriting machine.
1860 – The trial in the Eastbourne manslaughter began, which became an important legal precedent in the United Kingdom for discussions of corporal punishment in schools.
1921 – The Communist Party of China was founded at the inaugural National Congress in Shanghai.
1968 – In Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., a two-day gun battle between police and a Black Power group began, which in turn sparked three days of rioting.
2001 – Megawati Sukarnoputri (pictured) became the first female president of Indonesia after the People's Consultative Assembly removed Abdurrahman Wahid.