1920 - The Panama Canal was formally opened, six years after the first ship sailed through it. (Image: AP)
1961- Floods kill at least two thousand people in the city of Pune following the failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. (Image: AP)
1996 - Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana agreed on the terms of their divorce, ending their 15-year marriage.
2005 - Mei Mei, the world's oldest panda raised in captivity, died at a Chinese zoo aged 36. (Image: Reuters)
2006 - Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight more in cross-border attacks, sparking a month-long war with Israel. (Image: AP)