1279 BC: Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (19th Dynasty)
1578: Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England, to Frobisher Bay, Canada. Eventually mines fools gold, famously used to pave the streets of London.
1902: Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1910: Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1916: Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. German fleet never puts to sea again in WWI.
1935: 7.7 magnitude earthquake destroys Quetta in Balochistan, British India (now Pakistan) killing an estimated 40,000 people
1947: Communists seize power in Hungary
1970: 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world’s deadliest avalanche