1895 - Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years hard labor for being a sodomite
1914 - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule
1923 - Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
1946 - Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan
1946 - Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1949 - Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
1965 - India & Pakistan border fights
1978 - "Star Wars" released
1979 - Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
1982 - Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1983 - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
1989 - Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union
1991 - Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
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