1611 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
1877 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1898 Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1916 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”