1800: Battle of Marengo: Napoleonic Forces defeat the Austrians near the city of Alessandria, in Piedmont, Italy, driving them out of Italy, and enhancing Napoleon's political position in Paris.
1807: Battle of Friedland: Napoleon's Grande Armée defeat the Russians near Königsberg (now Kaliningrad). It was the last battle of the War of the 4th Coalition (the fourth major concerted effort of multiple European powers, among them, Prussia, Russia, Saxony, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to contain Napoleonic France).
1846: Bear Flag Revolt begins. Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.
The first Bear Flag raised by the Anglo-American settlers to symbolize their taking control
1940: Germans enter Paris.
1940: Rommel's 7th Panzer Division takes Le Havre. The French government leaves Tours for Bordeaux. Army Group C, with 24 divisions, prepares to cross the upper Rhine to attack the Maginot Line in Alsace.
1982: The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
Alfredo Astiz signing the surrender document on board the British HMS Plymouth