Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor
Heraclius defeated Emperor
Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.
1098 – First Crusade:
Massacre of Ma'arrat al-Numan – Crusaders breach the town's walls and massacre about 20,000 of the people living in it. After finding themselves without enough food, they resort to cannibalism.
Coup d'état of December Twelfth: South Korean military officer Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.