A Shadow Falls Upon the Land
Vague reports of earthquakes killing thousands in the "Dark Land", torrential rains with frogs falling from the sky suggests that there is a massive weather event occurring in Mongolia or northern China. Massive crop failures in the region will cause starvation. 4 million will die in Kiang. This famine will continue until 1337.  
The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
Lucerne recently joined the Confederacy along with several other cantons. In time the Confederacy will be known as Switzerland, but for now, the most interesting thing about Lucerne is a wooden footbridge they have just built across the Reuss River. IT STILL EXISTS in the modern day. It is the oldest surviving wooden covered bridge in Europe and the oldest truss bridge ANYWHERE and it includes a water tower which still exists but is no longer used as a water tower. Apparently they make things to last in Switzerland. It is called "The Chapel Bridge" because of the chapel nearby. 
This Year on Wikipedia
Year 1333, Wikipedia.
- Grave, Ralph A., Fearful Famines of the Past - Wikisource, National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31, No. 1, 1917-Jul.
- Dols, Michael W.. The Black Death in the Middle East, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1977. p.39. (BOOK)
- Mao Zedong - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Kapellbrucke - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]