Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris
Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
The State Council of the People's Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.