||Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza founded the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
||Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk rescued after four years alone on an island off the coast of Chile.
||Germany surrenders at Stalingrad, Russia.
||Idi Amin became dictator of Uganda.
||The last Soviet armored column leaves from Afghanistan.
||South African President De Klerk lifted the 30-year ban African National Congress.
||Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel stepped down after 13 years.