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1991: Death of Klaus Barbie, 77, former head of the Gestapo in Lyon, sentenced in July 1987 to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.
1940: Chancellor Quisling's collaborating government takes power in occupied Norway.
1555: Signing of the Peace of Augsburg in Germany, in the framework of which the Lutheran States reach equality with the Catholic States.
1513: The Spanish explorer Balboa discovers the Pacific after crossing the Isthmus of Panama.
1396: The last Crusader army suffers a heavy defeat at the Battle of Nicopolis, against the Ottoman troops of Bayazid I.