• 1630 - Evliya Chalabi began her journey of 50 years.
• 1888 - In Belgium, the beauty contest for the first time in the world.
• 1919 - Afghanistan gained independence from the UK.
• 1946 - Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was born.
• 1953 - In Iran, Mohammed Moussaiqs government was overthrown, and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi came to power.
• 1960 - For the first time in the world, a living creature was sent into space and survived. Belkas dog was sent to the USSR with a Sputnik-5 missile and returned to its destination on August 20.
• 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev was sentenced to house arrest during the collapse of the USSR.
• Afghanistan Independence Day (1919)