1923 – Died at the age of 39 in Lipnice, Jaroslav Hashek. Hashek, was a writer, humorist, satirist, bohemian journalist, and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Fate of the Good Soldier Schweik during World War I, an unfinished collection of incidents about a soldier in World War I, and a satire on the impersonality of authority figures. The novel has been translated into about 60 languages, making it the most translated novel in Czech literature.
1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces its first electric watch. The Hamilton Watch Company is a Swiss watch manufacturer based in Bienne, Switzerland. The Hamilton Company had its genesis as an American watchmaking company, which was founded in 1892 and produced the first watch in 1893. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions. The Hamilton Company, became a diversified conglomerate and was subsequently integrated into the famous group, Swatch.
1961 – During the Cold War, the United States interrupts diplomatic relations with Cuba following the nationalization of the latter by American companies. After the Communist forces led by Fidel Castro came to power, the Havana government embarked on a program of nationalization of all US economic assets on the island, resulting in the expulsion of US citizens from Cuba. Diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries reconnected decades later.
1969 – Born in Hurth, Germany to Michael Schumacher. Schumacher, a former car racing pilot, competed in Formula 1 for the Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari, where he spent most of his career as well as for Mercedes after his return to the sport. He is widely regarded as one of the top drivers of Formula 1 Schumacher in 2013, seriously injured, while on a ski trip in the Swiss Alps.
1976 – The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, comes into force. It commits its parties to working on the granting of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) to non-governing territories and individuals and to the faith itself, including labor rights and the right to health, the right to education and employment. right to an adequate standard of living. This convention has been ratified by 175 states since its signature.
1977 – The first Apple brand computer is created. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Cupertino, Calif., that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software and online services. Apple Inc. is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, along with Amazon, Google and Facebook. The historical leader of this company has been Steve Jobs.
1990 – During the invasion of Panama by the United States of America, Manuel Noriega, the former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces. In 1988, Noriega was indicted by federal grand juries in Miami and Tampa on charges of trafficking, drug smuggling, and money laundering. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison, and eventually served 17 years after a reduced sentence, for good behavior. But after his release from the US, he was jailed in Panama on charges of crimes against his people.
2004 – Airline civil aircraft Flash Airlines 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in the death of 148 passengers, making it one of the deadliest aviation accidents in Egyptian history. Most of the dead passengers were French tourists. Investigations into the cause of this accident were controversial as no definite conclusion was reached as to the cause of the crash. These causes have remained a mystery to this day.