Saturday, April 30, 2011
May 5,553 The Second Council of Constantinople began. 1210 Alfonso II was born. He was one of the earliest kings of Portugal. 1215 Rebel barons renounced their allegiance to King John of England which was part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta. 1260 Kublai Khan became ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494 Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Jamaica and claimed it for Spain.1640 King Charles I of England dissolved the Short Parliament.