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