1928 : Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan.
1775: The American Congress at war against the British decides the creation of the body of marines.
1567: Second religious war: Protestants and Catholics wage an indecisive battle in Saint-Denis. The constable of Montmorency is killed.
1555: The French, under the leadership of Admiral Villegagnon land in Brazil, setting up an ephemeral colony, which will become under Portuguese control, Rio de Janeiro.
1444 : Battle of Varna. The Hungarians are defeated by the Ottomans. The Balkans gradually came under Turkish domination until the 19th century.