Britannica Reports This Day in History
Henry VIII of England dismissed Thomas Cardinal Wolsey on this day in 1529 for his failure to legitimize Henry's affair with Anne Boleyn and one day later designated Sir Thomas More as lord chancellor in his place.
More Events on this day:
1983: The U.S. military, under President Ronald Reagan, invaded the tiny island country of Grenada.
1950: China entered the Korean War on the side of North Korea against South Korea and the United Nations (UN), the United States being the UN's principal participant.
1936: Germany and Italy established the Rome-Berlin Axis.