- 1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
- 1941 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
- 1955 West Germany is granted full sovereignty by its three occupying powers
- 1965 First large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
- 1980 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building
- 1981 After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prision. Nine more hunger strikers die in the next 3 months.