First documented black African slaves imported into Europe.
The earthquake in China kills 830,000 people.
Gerardus Mercator publishes his cylindrical projection of the earth. This made headlines back then.
Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth on the Mayflower.
Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Isaac Newton writes Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy which shows the laws of the heavens are the same as the laws of earth.