0356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
1539 - Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czechoslovakia), expelled
1913 - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
1927 - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1945 - US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese
1963 - USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1986 - Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1987 - Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
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