1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on Jupiter's surface
1756 Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War.
1861 The first colour photograph is exhibited at the Royal Institution in London
1861 Thomas Cook of London organize the first „package holiday“ , when a group of British workers and their families set off for Paris. Channel crossing, hotel accommodation and meals were included in the price.
1948 The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel.