1647: During the Thirty Years War, France, Sweden, Bavaria and Cologne signed a Treaty of Neutrality.
1879: Albert Einstein was born.
1891: The submarine Monarch laid telephone cable along the bottom of the English Channel to prepare for the first telephone links across the Channel.
1906: The island of Ustica was devastated by an earthquake.
1914: Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12˝ hours to 93 minutes.
1933: Michael Caine was born.
1939: Hungary occupied the Carpatho-Ukraine. Slovakia declared its independence.
1943: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.
1989: Imported assault guns were banned in the U.S. under President George H.W. Bush.
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