1431: Henry VI of England crowned the King of France.
1515: Affonso de Albuquerque, regarded as the real founder of Portuguese power in India, passes away.
1770: Musician Ludwig Von Beethoven was born.
1835: A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000.
1864: Union forces under General George H. Thomas win the battle at Nashville.
1917: Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke was born.
1921: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation begins tunnel construction under Hooghly river.
1930: A general strike is called in support of the revolution in Spain.
1940: British troops carry out an air raid on Italian Somalia.
1944: The Battle of Bulge begins towards the end of World War II.
1949: Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung arrives at the Kremlin in Moscow.
1950: President Harry Truman declares a state of National Emergency.
1951: Salarjung Museum opens in Hyderabad.
1971: Pakistani Army surrenders to India, Bangladesh is born.
1976: Andrew Young becomes the US Ambassador to the United Nations.
1998: The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with UN weapons inspectors.
2000: Kalyan Banerjee becomes the first Indian to head the Rotary Foundation,
2003: US President George W Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
2012: A 23-year-old paramedical student gangraped in a bus in New Delhi, leading to a worldwide impact. Laws undergo change in India.
2014: Over 120 children killed in a terror attack in an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan.