 1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.

 1986 – Mike Tyson from Brooklyn, New York becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in box- ing history at age 20.

 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime- Ministership.

 1994 – The Sega Saturn is released in Japan.

 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

 2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

 2003 – England defeats Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

 2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

 2015 – A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar kills at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.