Today in History
1913 - Gaston Doumergue becomes Prime Minister of France.
1971 - UAE joins the United Nations.
1974 - Nelson Rockefeller becomes Vice-President of the United States. 1990 - Poles elect Solidarity labour union founder Lech Walesa as President. 1994 - At least 310 people mostly children die in blaze while watching a cultural show in a cinema in China.
2003 - Horror strikes the heart of the Russian capital as a suicide bombing kills at least five people.
2013 - At least seven people are killed when a commuter train collides with a truck hauling fuel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
2016 - South Korean lawmakers impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.