1 to 1900
- 1424 : Battle of Verneuil.
- 1427 : First arrival with Paris of gipsies, also called gipsies or Tziganes.
- 1579 : Catch of Cambric by Mister.
- 1648 : Catch of Lens by the archduke Léopold-Guillaume de Habsbourg.
- 1661 : The Surintendant of finances Nicolas Fouquet gives a great festival in its Château of Be worth-the-Viscount in the honor of Louis XIV. It will be stopped three weeks afterwards with Nantes.
- 1740 : Election of the pope Benoit XIV.
- 1795 : Vote by the Convention of the Constitution of the Year III which defines the Directoire.
- 1812 : Battle of Smolensk.
- 1877 : Asaph Hall discovers Phobos.
- 1944 : Departure of the last train of off-set of Drancy.
- 1945 : Proclamation of independence of the Indonesia with respect to the Netherlands by Soekarno and Hatta (recognized the December 27th 1949).
- 1945 : Right to vote of the military careers in France.
- 1946 : Tomás Monje Gutiérrez becomes president of the Bolivia to replace Nestor Guillén Olmos.
- 1951 : Bill of the Minister for State education Andre Marie aiming at opening the purses of the secondary to private education.
- 1960 : Independence of the Gabon.
- 1962 : Peter Fechter is cut down while trying to pass the Berlin Wall.
- 1978 : The balloon Double Eagle II lands with Miserey (the Eure), has just made a success of the first crossing of the Atlantic for this type of Aérostat.
- 1990 : 13 communes Serbes around Knin in Croatia declare their autonomy.
- 1995 : Attack Place of the Star in Paris.
- 1996 : In Belgium, discovered bodies of Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo, removed the June 24th 1995. The White Marche will take place the October 20th 1996.
- 1997 : With Tolède (Spain), alternate of Eugenio de Mora, Spanish Matador.
- 1999 : Earthquake of Izmit, in Turkey (20 000 dead).
- 1601 : Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician († January 12th 1665)
- 1629: Jean III Sobieski, king of Poland († June 17th 1696)
- 1645: Jean of the Heather, author and Moralist French († May 10th 1696)
- 1699: Bernard de Jussieu, French botanist († November 6th 1777)
- 1737: Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, military pharmacist († December 17th 1813)
- 1767: Éloi Charlemagne Taupin, general French
- 1768: Louis Charles Antoine Desaix de Veygoux, general French († June 14th 1800)
- 1786: Davy Crockett, to explore and American politician († March 6th 1836)
- 1844: Ménélik II, Emperor of Ethiopia
- 1882: Samuel Goldwyn, producing American (cofounder MGM). († January 31st 1974)
- 1887: Marcus Garvey, known as the Brace Black founder of the newspaper " The Negro World" as well as " Black Star Line " († June 10th 1940)
- 1909: Raoul Motoret, French writer
- 1911: Mikhaïl Botvinnik, Russian player of failures († May 5th 1995)
- 1913: W. Mark Felt, known as deep Throat , n°2 of FBI, at the origin of the Scandal of Watergate
- 1920: Maureen O' Hara, Irish actress
- 1926: Jean Poiret, French actor († March 14th 1992)
- 1929: Francis Gary Powers, pilot Plane of Espionage American U-2
- 1932: Jean-Jacques Sempé, French illustrator
- 1933: Eugene Kranz, flight director of the missions Apollo
- 1942: Caetano Veloso, singer and Brazilian musician
- 1943: Robert De Niro, American actor
- Thomas J. Hennen, American astronaut
- Kathryn C. Thornton, American astronaut
- Guillermo Villas, Argentinian tennis player
- Nelson Stake, Brazilian pilot of formula 1
- 1953: Robert Brent Thirsk, Canadian spationaut
- 1954: Andrés Pastrana Arango, president of the Republic of Colombia of 1998 with 2002
- 1958: Sergei Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut
- 1962: Gilby Clarke, 2nd rhythmic guitarist of the Pink Guns
- 1964: Jorge de Amorim Campos says Jorginho, footballer Brazilian
- 1969: Donnie Wahlberg, actor and American singer
- 1970: Jim Courier, American tennis player
- 1973: Mickaël Pagis, French footballer
- 1974: Niclas Jensen, Danish footballer
- William Gallas, French footballer
- Thierry Henry, French footballer
- Daniel Pancu, Rumanian footballer
- 1978: Mehdi Baala, French athlete
- 1979: Julien Escudé, French footballer
- 1982: Karim Ziani, footballer free-Algerian
- 1786 : Frederic II of Prussia (° January 24th 1712).
- 1838 : Lorenzo da Ponte, librettist (° March 10th 1749).
- 1850 : Jose de San Martín, liberator of the Chile, the Argentinian and the Peru (° February 25th 1778).
- 1955 : Fernand Leger, French painter (° February 4th 1881).
- 1958 : Florent Schmitt, French type-setter (° September 28th 1870).
- 1959 : Pierre Paulus, Belgian painter (° March 16th 1881).
- 1962 : Peter Fechter, killed East Germany whereas it tried to cross the Berlin Wall (° January 14th 1944).
- 1969: Ludwig Crumbs van der Rohe, German architect (° March 27th 1886).
- 1974 : Aldo Palazzeschi, poet and Italian novelist (° February 2nd 1885).
- 1987 : Rudolf Hess, German, important figure of the Nazi party (° April 26th 1894).
- 2000 : Free Donatoni, Italian type-setter (° June 9th 1927).
- 2006 : Bernard Rapp, journalist and realizer French (° February 17th 1945).
- national Festival of the Indonesia
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