588 BC: Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1759: British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1902: Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State
2001: Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger