- 1767 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
- 1886 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
- 1898 Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
- 1913 Opening of China’s 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
- 2004 Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups