1949: A few months before his early death, the British writer George orwell attended the publication of his book "1984".
1867: The Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph I becomes King of Hungary, consecrating the union of the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary.
1637 : Descartes publishes his "method speech".
793: The Vikings make their first raid in England.
632 : Mohammed, the Messenger of Allah and the Prophet of Islam, dies in Medina (Saudi Arabia).