On this day:

1961 Dissolution of the United Arab Republic, a short-lived union between Syria and Egypt

1995 Israel and PLO Sign the Oslo II Accords

2008 Falcon 1, the first privately supported and funded spacecraft, is launched by Space X

Born on this day:

1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian activist

Gone on this day:

1895 Louis Pasteur, French chemist, microbiologist