1993 - Former Pakistan prime minister Mohammad Khan Junejo has died of a heart attack in the US. He was 61. Junejo had been in the US for treatment of suspected leukaemia at a hospital in Baltimore. He died of a heart attack in hospital. “We announce with regret that former prime minister of Pakistan Mohammed Khan Junejo has died,” Radio Pakistan said. “Efforts are being made to bring his body back to Pakistan.” Junejo was a member of the National Assembly but held no other office. Born in August 1932, he served as a martial law prime minister from 1985 to 1988 when he was dismissed by the late military president General Mohammad Ziaul-Haq after the former tried to assert his authority. Junejo was a graceful and reserved man.
Other important events
1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark uses a shortwave transmitter.
1937 - A gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas, kills more than 400 people.
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is formed.
1959 - US President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Hawaii statehood bill.
1962 - The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence.
1965 - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space.
1969 - US President Richard Nixon orders secret bombing of Cambodia.
1970 - Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Sihanouk is deposed as chief of state while he is on a visit to Moscow.
1986 - Michele Sindona, former Vatican financial adviser, gets a life sentence for bank fraud.
1987 - Bakr Damanhouri, a Saudi diplomat, is freed in Beirut after 66 days of captivity.
1992 - South Africa votes to back political reform and end apartheid in a referendum.
1994 - Bosnia and Croatia sign a federation accord.
1996 - At least 150 people are killed in a deadly fire at a disco club in suburban Manila.
2001 - India enters global space club by launching a satellite in orbit aboard a new rocket.
2008 - Emirates becomes the first airline to launch an inflight mobile telephone service.
2007 - Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer dies in Jamaica during the cricket World Cup.
2010 - Sudan’s government and a Darfur rebel group, the Liberation and Justice Movement, sign a framework peace deal.
2014 - Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a treaty claiming the Black Sea region Crimea as Russian territory.
2015 - Attackers open fire at a National Bardo Museum in Tunisia’s capital, gunning down 18 tourists.
2016 - Former leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, Iain Duncan Smith, resigns from the Cabinet over proposed cuts to welfare.
2017 - American guitarist, singer and songwriter and pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Chuck Berry dies at the age of 90.