1992 - Briton Nigel Mansell claimed a Formula One record when he won his fifth successive race since the start of this season in the San Marino Grand Prix. Mansell, driving a Williams, led from pole position to the chequered flag, in one of the most complete drives of his career. He was followed home by his team mate Riccardo Patrese for the fourth time in this season’s five races. Mansell’s win was the 26th of his Formula One career and lifts him clear of fellow Briton Jim Clark and Austrian Niki Lauda who each won 25 races. He became the first driver to win five successive races in a year since Clark in 1965. Australian Jack Brabham also performed the feat in 1960. Mansell now has 50 points and is 26 points clear of second-placed Patrese. Defending champion Senna finished third in a McLaren ahead of Briton Martin Brundle who scored his first points of the season by finishing fourth.
Other important events
1792 - Twenty-four merchants form the New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
1814 - Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1877 - The first telephone switchboard burglar alarm is installed by Edward T. Holmes of Boston, Massachusetts.
1884 - Alaska becomes a US territory.
1940 - Nazi Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium, in the Second World War.
1946 - Ion Antonescu, fascist wartime prime minister of Romania, is sentenced to death.
1949 - British government recognises the Republic of Ireland.
1957 - Egypt bars Israeli ships from the Suez Canal.
1973 - US Senate begins hearings into the Watergate scandal.
1983 - Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty.
1987 - 37 American sailors are killed in an Iraqi attack on USS Stark in the Arabian Gulf.
1994 - Malawi voters stream from impoverished villages to take part in first multiparty elections in three decades.
1995 - Conservative Jacques Chirac becomes French President.
1999 - Sonia Gandhi resigns as head of the Congress party in India.
2003 - Sri Lanka’s heaviest rains in 50 years cause flash flooding that kills 250 people.
2004 - The head of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council Izzadine Saleem is killed in a car bomb suicide attack.
2007 - Trains cross the border dividing the two Koreas for the first time in more than 50 years.
2012 - Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan sign a deal estimated at $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) to construct a dedicated cross-border electricity transmission line.