1820 – The French Writer Victor Hugo is born.

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.

1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

1946 – Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.

1993 – In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.