Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index
1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
Battle of Jankau in Bohemia: Sweden defeats Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III
South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
Emperor Leopold I, Poland & Venice sign Heilig Covenant of Linz
1st US religious journal, The Christian History, published, Boston
Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen
1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC
Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French
Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot
King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney is named President of the Board of Trade.
French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France
1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B
Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays
Monroe is 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
Samuel Colt manufactures 1st pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.
Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th US president
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
Georgia becomes 1st state to regulate railroads
Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Union troops under brig-gen Wright occupy Fernandina Florida
1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge
Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan
Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson
George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th US president
Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
Italian premier Crispi resigns
Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
American Negro Academy forms
1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
American Hall of Fame founded
Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.
1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.
1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica
Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon," premieres
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
"Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick," premieres in Berlin
Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx)
1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
8th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins
Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in Siberia
Japanese troop march into Batavia
Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
RAF bombs Essen Germany
1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony
Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands
Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville
US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins.
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe
Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London
"Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 perfs
WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
"King Kong," 1st televised
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
Explorer 2 fails to reach Earth orbit
KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
Iran & US sign economic & military treaty
Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"
Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
Ernie Terrel beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players' Association
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
US launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany
Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London
Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
"Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
British pound falls below $2 for 1st time
3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)
"Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 perfs
Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif
Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
Iran resumes petroleum exports
Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49
"Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 4 perfs
Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)
Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)
NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
Mexican authorities find the body of US drug agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena Salaazar
"Today" tabloid launched (Britain's 1st national color newspaper)
Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000
Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266
Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)
Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait
Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks
Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
Dottie Mochrie wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Championship
Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)
PBA National Championship won by David Traber
Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne win (TV)
Estonia Centrumlinkse Coalition party wins parliamentary election
Graves of Tsar Nicholas II and family found in St Petersburg
Marc Velzeboer skates world record 3 km short track (5:00.26)
Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame
Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox & Willie Wells for Hall of Fame
Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
The Burkinabé Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.
78th Academy Awards - "Crash," Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win
Moises Alou announces he will retire following the World Baseball Classic
27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha
Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar
The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chavez
Willcom announces the world's smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams
Flint water crisis could cost US $300 billion
Ted Cruz wins CPAC straw poll, with Marco Rubio taking second
Ted Cruz tops Trump in Kansas Republican caucuses
Police say story of knife found at OJ Simpson house may be bogus
Syrian forces shell near rebel town in northwest
Knife found at OJ Simpson's former LA home studied by police
Helen M. Marshall, First Black Borough President of Queens, Dies at 87
Premier Li says China will resolutely oppose Taiwan independence
Trump urged to back up claims his phones were tapped by Obama
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