London to Paris air service begins.
Macrinus becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
The scientific principles of the laser are defined by Albert Einstein.
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) is born.
Missionaries colonize New Zealand.
Carthage is founded by the Phoenicians, not far from Utica.
United States and Britain start warring.
Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid), poet of Heroides, Amores, and Metamorphoses dies.
The Treaty of Vienna is signed.
Battle of Waterloo. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by two armies of the Seventh Coalition: a British-led Allied army commanded by the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army commanded by Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt.
Construction begins on The Great Wall of China.
Death of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.