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.