1479: After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa’s west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain’s rights in the Canary Islands.
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1951: The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1967: Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.
1972: Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.
1975: Sinai II Agreement between Egypt and Israel pledges that conflicts between the two countries “shall not be resolved by military force but by peaceful means.”
1998: Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.