Here are some one liners...
The Maroons of the New World and Mississippi State -- African slaves are escaping in large numbers. They and their decedents will be called Maroons. That is also what Mississippi State University Bulldogs used to be called well into the 1960s.
The Passing of Amerigo -- The man America is named after dies this year.
The Faithless Are Doomed: The Fifth Lateran Council Begins -- Well... when the Pope failed to convene a council, others did. That forced the Pope to convene The Fifth Lateran Council which will affirm that salvation comes only through the Church. It's tough on the Jews.