In case you’re interested in history, which you should be – Wikipedia will be the general source, which is just fine and factually accurate (duh)
Births - Mehmed III - Ottoman Emperor most famous for killing his nineteen brothers and sisters, and also for participating in the pivotal Austro-Ottoman War that brought the Ottomans closer to European domination.
Oil Strike at Masjed Soleyman (1917) – William Knox D’Arcy became the first European to drill for oil in the Middle East, ushering a century where oil would be the prime economic commodity in the region.
Battle of Avarayr (451 AD) - The Armenians were defeated by the larger Persian (Sassanid) Empire, but were allowed to retain their religious freedom. This proclamation allowed for Armenia to develop a vibrant Christian culture over the centuries.
Operation Solomon (1991) - The Israeli government supervised a massive, surprise airlift of Ethiopian Jews out of their home country in the wake of political upheaval in Ethiopia.