Today’s Significant Events
1494 – Family de’ Medici become rulers of Florence
1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1980 – Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1994 – The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
1998 – Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.