It happened on a Sunday.
- The Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815, The Duke of Wellington, Marshal
Blucher and the Prince of Orange against the forces of the French Emperor Napoleon.
- August 26th 1883 the erruption of Krakatao a volcanic island in the
Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
- The beginning of World War 1 was Sunday June 28th, 1914 when the Archduke
and heir to the Austria Hungary throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife
Sofia, were assassinated.
- World War Two in Europe began on Sunday 3rd September 1939,
when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain,
declared war on Germany.
- On Sunday July 20, 1969, American astronaut Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon.
- 24th January 1965, Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady
Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside.
- Troops in East Germany sealed the border between East and West Berlin, 13th August 1961 shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees from the East.
Barbed wire fences up to six feet (1.83 metres) high were put up during the night.
- 7th February 1971, Swiss women get the vote and are given the right to vote in federal elections and stand for parliament, following a national referendum.
The official result shows 621,403 of the all-male electorate supported the vote for women and 323,596 were against.
- 11th February 1990, leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years.