1852 - Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
1931 - Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
1971 - "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
1988 - Janet B Evans swims 1500m freestyle female world record (15:52.10)
1991 - Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street and Lexington Ave, NYC
2016 - US primary elections: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wins Washington, Hawaii and Alaska
1890 - Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
1902 - Leslie Melville, economist
1904 - Hermann Schroeder, composer
1937 - Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
1950 - Ernest Thomas, actor (Roger-What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
1973 - Larry Page, American search engine pioneer and co-founder of Google, born in East Lansing, Michigan
1780 - Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1713)
1910 - Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
1942 - Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
1945 - David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), dies of cancer at 82
1956 - Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
2015 - John Renbourn, English folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), dies of a heart attack at 70
In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.
Less than two years earlier, in an unprecedented move for an Arab leader, Sadat traveled to Jerusalem, Israel, to seek a permanent peace settlement with Egypt’s Jewish neighbor after decades of conflict. Sadat’s visit, in which he met with Begin and spoke before Israel’s parliament, was met with outrage in most of the Arab world. Despite criticism from Egypt’s regional allies, Sadat continued to pursue peace with Begin, and in September 1978 the two leaders met again in the United States, where they negotiated an agreement with U.S. President Jimmy Carter at Camp David, Maryland. The Camp David Accords, the first peace agreement between the state of Israel and one of its Arab neighbors, laid the groundwork for diplomatic and commercial relations. Seven months later, a formal peace treaty was signed.
For their achievement, Sadat and Begin were jointly awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Peace. Sadat’s peace efforts were not so highly acclaimed in the Arab world–Egypt was suspended from the Arab League, and on October 6, 1981, Muslim extremists assassinated Sadat in Cairo. Nevertheless, the peace process continued without Sadat, and in 1982 Egypt formally established diplomatic relations with Israel.