461 : St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1302: Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree “Unam sanctam”
1367: League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1816: Warsaw University is established.
1999: Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
794 : Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto.
1105: Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1307: William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421: Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1477: First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton
1183: The Battle of Mizushima takes place.
1292: John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
1558: Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary.
1970: Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
2000: Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
534 : Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published.
1380: French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever.
1852: The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
1914: The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
1992: The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
1492: Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco.
1904: King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade.
1948: Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada.
1933: Thailand has its first election.
2016: Hong Kong High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city’s Parliament.
1380: King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12.
1921: Foundation of the Communist Party of Spain.
1969: Apollo 12 lifts off on a mission to the moon.
2008: The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
2012: Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate.
1002: English king Ethelred II launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers.
1553: English Lady Jane Grey and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer accused of high treason.
1864: The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
1994: In a referendum, voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.
2012: A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific.
764 : Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, capital of Chinese Tang Dynasty, occupy for fifteen days
1942: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal begins between Allied and Japanese forces in Solomon Islands.
1956: Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.
1970: Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan killing up to 500,000.
2015: Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.
1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
1926: The United States Numbered Highway System is established.
1962: Kuwait’s National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
2004: New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2012: A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.
911 : Conrad I of Germany elected as King of East Francia.
1584: Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland.
1919: The first national convention of the American Legion is held in Minneapolis, ending two days later.
1983: Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.
2009: Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.
1282: Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragon.
1313: Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
1931: China declares War on Japan
1953: Author and poet Dylan Thomas dies
2005: Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
911 : Duke Koenraad I chosen German king.
1322: Pope John XXII names John van Diest as Bishop of Utrecht.
1494: Uprising against Piero de’ Medici in Florence Italy.
1960: Senator John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States.
2016: Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States defeating Hillary Clinton.
680 : 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
921 : Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
1929: The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opens to the public
1999: Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments
2000: Former First Lady Hillary Clinton makes history when she wins a New York Senate seat
1860: Abraham Lincoln elected 16th American President.
1869: Blackfriars Bridge is opened.
1913: Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1978: Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule; General Gholan Reza Azhari forms government.
2004: An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.
1228: Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China
1414: Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens
2007: Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.
2007: China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.
2013: India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.
1520: Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden.
1619: Frederick V crowned king of Bohemia.
1979: Militant Islamic students in Iran storm the US embassy in Tehran taking 90 people hostage.
2008: Barack Obama wins the US Presidential Election.
2015: A cargo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Juba International Airport in Juba South Sudan killing 37 people.
644: Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.
1468: Liege is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
1913: American citizens receive information over the new national income tax.
1986: The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
2014: One World Trade Center officially opens.
1355: English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais
1722: Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1903: The Daily Mirror is published for the first time
1983: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
1462: Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna
1604: William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1755: At least 60,000 people are killed in Lisbon, Portugal, by an earthquake, its aftershocks and an ensuing tsunami
1929: Dr. Saleshy, an important figure in England, put in a good word for Prohibition.
1998: European Court of Human Rights becomes a permanent court with full-time judges
2006: Nelson Mandela is awarded Amnesty International’s award as Ambassador of Conscience 2006