Members of the Southern Society pose for a commemorative group photo.
1909: The Southern Society, the first revolutionary literary organization, was established at Huqiu of Suzhou City in the 20th century.
1975: China set up diplomatic relations with Comoros.
1990: China's Tangshan City won the Habitat Award issued by the United Nations for its unique achievement in its after-quake construction. The city experienced a severe earthquake in 1976.
1995: A ship sunk in the Jiangjin branch of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province. More than 70 people fell into the river, and only 32 were rescued following the incident.
1997: An explosion rocked the Pansan mine of the Huainan Mine Bureau in Anhui Province. The accident claimed 89 lives.