1066 : Duke William of Normandy ('William the Conqueror) crowned king of England
1492 : Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola
1926 : Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan (1926-1989)
1947 : Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
1989 : Japanese scientists achieve -271.8°C, coldest temp ever recorded
Fictional events did not and do not take place, no matter how many people claim they did.