1783: William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.
1902: The magazine L'Auto announces the new Tour de France.
1915: The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.
1923: The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.
1931: The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
1937: In the Soviet Union, the People's Commissars Council is formed under Molotov.
1937: Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
1945: The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow and Tarnow.
1947: The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.
1949: The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.
1950: Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.
1968: Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
1981: The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.
1983: The New Catholic code expands women's rights in the Church.