1700: The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
1912: The last Qing Emperor of China, Puyi (age 6) abdicates after losing the support of the Chinese people and thus the “mandate of heaven”
1947: French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the “New Look”
1999: US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
2001: NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the “saddle” region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2013: North Korea allegedly conducts its third nuclear test, saying it was a nuclear device that could be weaponized