1960 : Kennedy is elected President of the United States.
1942: Allied landing in North Africa, under the command of Eisenhower.
1941: The Germans begin the siege of Leningrad, which they will not be able to take.
1620: Battle of the White Mountain, the emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg annexed Bohemia.
1519: The conquistador Cortés enter the capital of the Aztecs, the future Mexico.
1226: Death of Louis VIII, returning from a crusade against the Albigensians.