The First Punic War begins between the Roman Republic and the Carthaginian (Punic) empire
Steam piston engine invented by Thomas Newcomen.
Taj Mahal is completed, used as tomb for wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.
Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Gambian presidential election, 2016
Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.
Quote by Kevyn Aucoin
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Argentine general election, 2015
Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of “Kirchnerism” in the country.
Quote by Will Rogers
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit
Predictions and Events for the 2020s #7
By the mid-2020s, the world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.
Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.
Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.
Abdication of Beatrix of the Netherlands
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country’s first king in over a century.