Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor
King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.
The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.
Battle of Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha, Edward IV recognised as king of England in place of Henry IV
King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
Oranges introduced to Hawaii
French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth
Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US
Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
The "National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck" was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass
Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President
Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion
Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
Chicago becomes incorporated as a city.
Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance," premieres in London
Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
James K. Polk inaugurated as 11th US President
Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd
Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US VP
Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag (US Civil War)
Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as 16th US President
US President Lincoln opens government Printing Office
Battle of Thompson's Station, TN
Territory of Idaho established
Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US president
Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th US President
On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously
US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
Tchaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", 1st case together
James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi
Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London
Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War
Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)
Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin
William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US
Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead.
1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President
Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin
Collingwood Ohio, US primary school catches fire (180 killed)
President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm
US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
Dept of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President
Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
Warren G. Haring is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States
Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
"Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
"Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP
Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President
Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test
West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
Noordwijk soccer team forms
FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
9th Academy Awards - "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins
18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots
Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
15th Academy Awards - "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win
1st US bombing of Berlin
Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
JE Wilkins appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Martin Luther King Jr. announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
The Kray brothers, Ronald and Reginald, London East End gang bosses, are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity.
French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
"City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK
Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130
15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London
Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier
John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth
2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)
1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
"Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
200th episode of "All in the Family"
Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504
Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ
Eastern Airlines machinists strike
Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
20th Easter Seal Telethon
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW
"Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)
President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win
A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
Tests in recent days confirm the world's largest oil find in three decades in the Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea
Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.
Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.
26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins
20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win
Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
U.S. Steel announce the closure of the Stelco Lake Erie Works in Nanticoke, Ontario due to the increasingly worsening effects of the global economic slowdown
Malaysia has a 50% chance of slipping into the recession as growth is expected to reach just 0.5% for the year, announces the executive director Datuk Mohamed Ariff Abdul Kareem of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research
Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo
Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado
40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq
11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India
The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI
North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time
AT&T supports Apple in US iPhone encryption dispute
United States Ramps Up Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda in Yemen
China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017
China says its increasingly powerful military is no threat
South Korea to send high-level officials to North for talks
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