On this day:

2008: Kosovo declares its independence The region’s secession from Serbia followed an armed conflict referred to as the Kosovo War.

1979: Vietnam invaded by China After the Vietnam War, Vietnam bolstered its ties with the Soviet Union rather than with China, and, following a series of anti-Chinese, pro-Soviet maneuvers by Vietnam, China invaded its southern neighbour on this day.

Born on this day:

1981: Paris Hilton: American model, actress, singer

1963: Michael Jordan: American basketball player, actor

Gone on this day:

1986: Jiddu Krishnamurti: Indian/American philosopher, author