|Alexander Pope's poem Appel was published in London by Dr. Arbuthnot.
|Robert Clive took Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula back to Calcutta (now Kolkata).
|Britain annexed Calcutta after fighting in the Seven Years' War).
|American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Sun Pink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
|Lord Byron married Anne Isabella Milbank in Seahum County Durham.
|The Panic of 1819, the first major financial crisis began in the United States.
|French photographer Louis Daguerre displayed the first photo of the moon.
|French cinematographer Luis Dagre drew the moon for the first time.
|The postal service began regularly, and the first letter box was installed in the Austrian capital Vienna.
|The world's first coal-fired power generating station, the Holborn Perspective Power Station, was started in London.
|Alice Sanger became the first female employee in the White House.
|US Secretary of State John He announced an open door policy to boost US trade with China.
|Royal Bank of Canada acquired Quebec Bank.
|A Russian writer and chemist named Isaac Aasimoff was born.
|Under the leadership of U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, Department of Justice agents launched a series of raids against radical leftists and anarchists across 30 cities in 23 states.
|Second World War-Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, was severely damaged by German bombing during the Cardiff Blitz.
|During World War II, the Japanese army captured Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
|Luis Muñoz Marín became the first democratically electedGovernor of Puerto Rico.
|Bharat Ratna Award was started.
|Vietnam War: The Viet Cong won its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac.
|Former actor Ronald Reagan began his career in government when he was sworn in as the 33rd Governor of California.
|At Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland, 66 people were killed in astampede during an Old Firm football match.
|Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra was injured in a bomb blast in Samastipur district of Bihar.
|Bangladesh's revolutionary leader Siraj Sikkar was killed by police in custody.
|The Gale of January 1976 began, which resulted in coastalflooding around the southern North Sea coasts, leading to at least 82deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.
|The strike at the national level was the first defeat in fifty years by employees working at the British Steel Corporation plant.
|English serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper',was arrested in Sheffield, ending one of the largest policeinvestigations in British history.
|Prime Minister Ranasingh Premadasa took over as the third President of Sri Lanka.
|Popular dramatist Safdar Hashmi was so brutally beaten by anti-social elements during a play that he died.
|Thiruvananthapuram Airport in Kerala was recognized as an international airport.
|The ‘Abe Lincoln in Illions' closed at Beaumont New York city after completing 40 performances.
|The scientists in Hawaii found the most distant galaxy using the Keck Telescope.
|The Howard Stern Rduio showed premiers in Columbus. Ohio is on WBZX 99.7 FM.
|Niger Prime Minister Hama Amadou was arrested on charges of conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Baremanassera.
|The Stardust space probe flew by the comet Wild 2 and collected particle samples from its coma, which were later returned to Earth.
|Saman Hasnain, who lives in San Francisco, was elected Mrs. Pakistan World of the year 2002.
|For the first time, the price of oil reached 100 dollar per barrel.
|A 28-year old Somali male was shot for breaking into Jyllands-Pasten Muhammad cartoonist Jurt Westergaard's home and threatened his family with an axe.
|Spain enacted strict anti-smoking laws for it's citizens and foreigners.
|Iran conducted it's military exercises in the Persian Gulf. During which it successfully test-fired two long range missiles.
|The use of plastic bags in any form has been completely banned in Mauritania.
|The former Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon has been is coma since 2006. He is in critical condition following a renal failure.
|Noted Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr and 46 other associates of Saudi Arabia were hanged by the government.
|The Alamanni, an alliance of west Germanic tribes, crossed the frozen Rhine in large numbers to invade the Roman Empire.