The marriage of Henry the Young King and Margaret of France took place on this day in 1172. Oil was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859, leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. The Anglo-Zanzibar War was fought on this day in 1896, between 9:00 and 9:45 a.m. The Zanzibari forces suffered 500 casualties. One British sailor was injured. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed by fifteen nations. There were 61 signatory nations by the time the pact took force in 1929.
Celebrating birthdays: Antonia Fraser, PeeWee Herman and Deco. It is Independence Day in Moldova.