Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Roman German Emperor
Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)
Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki
Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
Henry Pelham becomes Britain's First Lord of Treasury
Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London
Dutch governor Falck and King Keerthisiri Rajasinghe of Kandy sign Treaty of Batticaloa
"Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
Lt. John C. Frémont first European to discover Lake Tahoe in the US
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).
Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
Oregon admitted as 33rd state of the Union
Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
1st state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA)
A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta
1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
Venus is both a morning star & evening star
Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London
George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
US Congress begins using voting machines
Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
US Dept of Commerce & Labor forms
1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)
United Parcel Service forms
The Polish-Soviet War begins.
League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders
Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind
British merchant vessel fleet is armed
One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
Soviets recapture Rostov
World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
Anti-Japanese revolt on Java
Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
Bank of England nationalized
1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
USSR & China sign peace treaty
Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
$3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up
Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Penn Central
WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
"Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
CBS "Late Movie" premieres
Lord Widgery arrives in Coleraine, where the 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) Tribunal was to be based, and holds a preliminary hearing
Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
"Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
"West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances
13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
"Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
Ayatollah Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
"Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released
Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
Cease fire in Somalia begins
Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win
Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship
Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win
Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics
The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office
Church of England criticized over prayers for atheist Richard Dawkins
Sports Illustrated has 3 swimsuit cover models this year
'The Revenant' wins top prize at British Academy Film Awards
Ku Klux Klan Leader Found Dead in Missouri
Seattle judge says Trump travel ban case should continue during appeals
UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launching
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