1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.

1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.

1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.

1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

1990 – The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.

1999 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.