1944: The Allies liberate Caen.
1789 : The national assembly born of the States General convened at Versailles on May 5 by Louis XVI, declares itself constituent.
1762 : Catherine II is proclaimed Empress of Russia.
1686: Formation of the Augsburg League against Louis XIV.
1540: The wedding of Henry VIII of England with Anne of Cleves is canceled by the Convocations of Canterbury and York.