On this day in 1911, the Wuchang Uprising led to the demise of the Qing dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.
On this day in1964, the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.
On this day, Fiji became independent.
On this day in 1975, Papua New Guinea joined the United Nations.
On this day in 2009, Armenia and Turkey signed protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders