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.