Philip VI becomes the current king of France.
Photography invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer.
St. Patrick begins his missionary work in Ireland.
The idea that the universe began in a Big Bang is developed by Abbe George Lemaitre.
Electro Mechanical television system invented by John Logie Baird.
The Arithmometer was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar.
Sound film invented by Lee DeForest.
The first public broadcasting station is opened in Britain.
The Roman Pantheon is built in Rome.
Nebuchadnezzar I begins his rule as king of Babylon.