Today in History
1509 - Henry VIII becomes King of England.
1822 - Turkish fleet captures island of Chios off Greece.
1931 - Egypt and Iraq sign treaty of friendship.
1956 - China appoints Dalai Lama chairman of committee to prepare Tibet for regional autonomy within Chinese People’s Republic.
1980 - Dubai Natural Gas Company Limited is inaugurated. 1990 - American hostage Robert Polhill is freed in Lebanon after 39 months.
1997 - Commandos storm the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima, Peru, ending a 126-day hostage crisis.
1999 - Nato destroys Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s home during airstrike.
2006 - Hundreds are injured in Katmandu when Nepali security opens fire on protesters marching toward royal palace.