Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris.
King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies
English King William III departs Netherlands
British close port of Boston to all commerce
Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro
Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
HMS Beagle returns from Concepcion to Valparaiso
1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed
Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850
Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Gens McCulloch & McIntosh killed
-10] Battles round Kinston NC
Cin Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East
-8°F (-22°C ) in Boston, MA
Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, Pres Kruger flees
Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border
Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker
Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC
Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal
World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
American Negro Congress organizes
1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
Game of "Monopoly" invented
Saar incorporated into Germany
Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR
Glamour magazine begins publishing
Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne"
Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1")
50,000 British soldiers land in Greece
British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
Japans begins offensive in Burma
Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured
Cologne taken by allied armies
US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
Yugoslavia government of Tito forms
"Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 perfs
Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich
18th Academy Awards - "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win
The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.
The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.
Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win
Baseball Commish Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo
"Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 perfs
1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
Dutch Builders strike for CLA
Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
"Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC
Teamster pres Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory
Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh
"Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
1st general strike in Ethiopia
US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections
Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets Pres Carter
Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)
"Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV
The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends
Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist
Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"
Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award
Colombia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses"
Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals
3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila)
H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m
Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises
Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top wins
Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia
David Platt appointed captain of English football team
US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship
ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record)
NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists
The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.
Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)
Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid
82nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win
Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"
Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature
UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing
South Korea, US begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack
Maria Sharapova suspended from tennis after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open in January. The banned drug meldonium was found in the test.
Bird Flu Outbreak Found at a Tennessee Farm
Malaysian PM Najib calls on North Korea to release all Malaysians
Supreme Court Won't Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights
Yelp Starts Tracking Gender-Neutral Bathrooms for Transgender Users
North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils
North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving country over Kim Jong Nam's death
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