In 1889, Rudolph, crown prince of Austria, and his 17-year-old mistress, Baroness Marie Vetsera, were found shot in his hunting lodge at Mayerling, near Vienna.
In 1933, Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor.
In 1979, The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return. He had been living in exile in France.
In 1995, The UN Security Council authorized the deployment of a 6,000-member U.N. peace-keeping contingent to assume security responsibilities in Haiti from U.S. forces.
In 2005, In Iraq, the first free Parliamentary elections since 1958 took place.