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1949: The Committee of Ministers and the European Consultative Assembly, the two main bodies of the Council of Europe, are meeting for the first time in Strasbourg.
1920: By the Treaty of Sèvres, the Ottoman Empire, ally of Germany during the First World War, is dismembered and Turkey reduced to Anatolia and Istanbul.
1539: By sound ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts (Picardy), King François Ier demands that all administrative, political and judicial acts be drawn up in French and no longer in Latin.