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.