1449 – Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.

1492 – Ferdinand and Isabella ‘The Catholic Monarchs’ enter Granada, completing the Reconquista.

1540 – King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.

1661 – English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.

1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.

1950 – The United Kingdom recognizes the People’s Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.