Kublai Khan established the Yuan Dynasty in 1271. No clue whether the stately pleasure-dome came before or after the dynasty name change. The Mayflower landed at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Charles Dawson claimed at a meeting of the Geological Society of London to have been given fossilised human remains that were found in a gravel pit near Piltdown in East Sussex.
Born today: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), Saki (1870-1916), Paul Klee (1879-1940), Willy Brandt (1913-1992), Betty Grable (1916-1973), Ossie Davis (1917-2005), Keith Richards (1943), Steve Biko (1946-1977), Steven Spielberg (1946), the Bra part of Brangelina (1963) and Robson Green (1964).
The Islamic New Year starts at sundown, when it becomes 1 Muharram, 1431. May 1431 be a good year for everyone!