Massive plague sweeps over London.
Jethro Tull invents mechanical (seed) sower.
The Berlin Wall is built, divides Germany.
Construction of the Grand Canal begins in China.
The Ming dynasty is formed in China.
The Government of the Thirty Tyrants begins in Athens.
The first public broadcasting station is opened in Britain.
WWII ends when Japan surrenders.
Nebuchadnezzar I begins his rule as king of Babylon.
The city of Baghdad is established and rises as a city of learning.