Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
Goths lay siege to Rome
Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople
Trpimir II succeeds to the Croatian throne.
The Battle of Castagnaro begins.
Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty
Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice
Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)
Lincoln removes George McClellen as general-in-chief
12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris
Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeastern US
1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.
British Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms
Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
The British declare a blockade of all German ports
1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
World War I: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
Save the Redwoods League founded
First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
General strike in Germany crushed
Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1st golden gloves tournament
Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR, abbreviated as GTO, is introduced in the Soviet Union.
Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
Bank of Canada opens
Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ
FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
Japanese troop land on North Sumatra
Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches
US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
"Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out
A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
Pink Floyd releases 1st single (Arnold Layne)
Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay"
12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
"Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
OPEC threatens "appropriate sanctions" against companies that "fail to comply with . . . any action taken by a Member Country in accordance with [OPEC] decisions."
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC
US boycotts Libyan crude oil
Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (URS)
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
9th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV)
chris johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
NFL adopts instant replay rule
Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin
16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
Lithuania declares its Independence
Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile
-36.8°F (-38.2°C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67°N
Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
The EU Database Directive is passed.
John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.
Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
Sebastián Piñera become chilean president.
An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan
European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals
North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice
Falkland Islands' sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
Turkish Agency Says Baby Among 5 Drowned Heading to Greece
Gunmen Open Fire on Backyard Party Near Pittsburgh, Killing 5
World Anti-Doping Agency says 99 meldonium cases this year
Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump
Trump Rally in Chicago Canceled After Violent Scuffles
Browns waive Johnny Manziel after two rocky years
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan investigated over animal cruelty complaints
Arab League brands Hezbollah a terrorist organisation
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