218 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.
1271 – Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan dynasty of Mongolia and China.
The city of Bishop will hold an open house to discuss a new city project. The project is known as the Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks project and is proposed to construct sidewalks and bike lanes on streets in and near the back of the Bishop City Park. The open house will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
361 – Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.
630 – Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquer Mecca.
861 – Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".