1957: Mao announces in a speech the launch of a campaign known as "hundred flowers"aimed at greater freedom of expression.
1939: While the civil war in Spain is not over, France recognizes the Franco regime and appoints Pétain as ambassador.
1933: The reichstag is set on fire. Hitler seizes on the accident to proceed with the elimination of the German Communists.
1848: Three days after the establishment of the Second Republic, the new government, under pressure from Louis Blanc, decides to open National workshops intended to reduce unemployment
1594: Henri de Navarre is crowned king at Chartres Cathedral under the name of ’Henry IV.