In 1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial advertisement.
NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit in 1962.
Malta becomes a republic in 1974 within the Commonwealth of Nations.
In 2001 Gunmen have broken through tight security to attack the parliament building in the Indian capital, New Delhi leaving at least 12 dead and 22 injured.
Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces at a farmhouse in Adwar, near his hometown of Tikrit in 2003.
The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct in 2006.