1975 : Juan carlos is proclaimed king of Spain, and prepares the democratic transition, in spite of the hostility of the conservatives and the army.
1963 : John kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. The United States is in shock, and world public opinion is in shock.
1497: Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa, opening the "spice route".
845: The breton confirm their independence after their victory over the Carolingian troops of Charles le Chauve near Redon. An independence that will last until 1532.