|2007||Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
|2006||King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.|
|2005||Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.|
|2005||Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea.|
|2004||The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.|
|1996||In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.|
|1993||An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London.|
|1990||STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle ''Discovery''.
thumb|right|250px|Shuttle mission [[STS-31]] lifts off, carrying [[Hubble Space Telescope|Hubble]] into orbit.|
|1990||Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.|
|1980||Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis.|