 1294 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his pre- vious life as an ascetic hermit.

 1545 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

 1570 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

 1572 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

 1972 Last human landing on the Moon Apollo 17 was the last mission of the United States’ Apollo lunar landing program. It was also the sixth and the last time humans landed on the Moon.

 1795 Meteorite crashes into Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England. Major Edward Topham owned the land where the meteorite crashed. He exhibited it later, and today it is in the Natural History Museum in London.

 1784 Samuel Johnson English author, lexicographer  2001 Attack on Indian parliament The Indian parlia- ment, the Sansad, was attacked by terrorists. 15 peo- ple, including the terrorists were killed during the attack.