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Benito Mussolini makes a pivotal speech in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Historians now trace this speech to the beginning of Mussolini's dictatorship.
The Pantheon is constructed in Rome as it stands today by Hadrian.
Uruguay secedes from Brazil
Battle of Uhud. Muhammed retreats against the inhabitants of Mecca
Battle of Ellandun. King Egbert of Wessex defeats Beomwulf of Mercia near Swindon. The battle marks the end of Mercian domination of southern England.
The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opens in England.
First Council of Nicaea held. Declares that the members of the trinity are equal
Peter the Great of Russia dies
Umayyad conquest of Gaul: Muslim forces under Anbasa ibn Suhaym al-Kalbi (governor of Al-Andalus) capture the fortified town of Carcassonne, which has been under siege, as well Nîmes in Septimania (the latter without resistance).
New Amsterdam becomes capital of New Netherlands
The university of Constantinople is founded by Theodosius II
Charles I becomes king of England
Scopes "Monkey" Trial. High school science teacher charged with teaching evolution against Tennessee law.
Last Aztec emperor, Cuauhtémoc, killed by Hernán Cortés
Mansa Musa completes his pilgrimage to Mecca
Yi Xing, Chinese monk and astronomer applies a clockwork escapement mechanism to provide rotating motion to his astronomical armillary sphere. (spherical astrolabe)
The Magna Carta is reaffirmed for the third time by Henry III
Battle of Pavia. Spanish forces defeat French army and capture Francis I.
Calvin Coolidge's inauguration is the first to be broadcast over radio
The first Christian paintings appear in Rome, decorating the Catacombs.
What year is in the title of the 1969 song by Zager and Evans?