1829 - Albina Romaneasca (Romanian Bee) biweekly magazine is released in Iasi, the first Romanian newspaper in Moldavia.
1946 - Marshal Ion Antonescu, head of state between 1940 and 1944, was executed in the Jilava prison, following the death sentence pronounced by the new Soviet-influenced Romanian authorities. (b. 2 June 1882)
1956 - Birth of writer Mircea Cartarescu.
1964 - Romania, Japan Governments raise their diplomatic missions embassy rank.
1971 - Birth of singer and actress Monica Anghel.
1996 - Romania becomes a full member of the Central European Initiative, alongside four more former associate states - Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria and Ukraine.