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.
Gambian presidential election, 2016
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Adama Barrow was elected President of The Gambia, defeating longtime President Yahya Jammeh and ending more than 22 years of authoritarian rule.
Argentine general election, 2015
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina, ending over a decade of “Kirchnerism” in the country.
Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.
Video game console invented by Ralph H. Baer.
Abdication of Beatrix of the Netherlands
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the country’s first king in over a century.
Bakelite invented by Leo Baekeland.
The Kingdom of Kush in Nubia begins.
Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.