Start of the Thirty Years’ War, a religious war in Central Europe initiated by the Defenestrations of Prague.
Von Liebig discovers chloroform.
The first known ruler of Japan, Emperor Sujin, is documented.
Start of World War I (WWI).
Peter is the sole ruler of Russia.
Anaesthesia invented by Crawford Long.
John Kay invents flying shuttle.
Scottish knight, Sir William Wallace, defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The great poet Homer writes “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”.
Robert Goddard experiments with liquid-fueled rockets.
Vacuum cleaner invented by Hubert Booth.
Stamp Act on American colonies.