1520 - The Aztecs revolt against Spanish conquistador, Hernando Cortez in Mexico.
1894 - Tower Bridge in London is opened to traffic by the Prince of Wales.
1936 - Publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind.
1940 - German troops occupy the Channel Islands.
1960 - Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho premieres in New York.
1997 - UK sovereignty over Hong Kong comes to an end as China formally takes over the colony.