|Italian writer and poet Peter Metaz Tazio was born.
|Benning Wentworth established Vermont, moving on to the first issue of New Hampshire grants.
|The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, was published.
|George Washington's army defeated the British Army in New Zealand.
|The Treaty of Tripoli, a peace treaty between the United States and Ottoman Tripolitania, was signed in Algiers.
|Stephen F. Austin received land in Texas as a grant from the government of Mexico.
|British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic was reassessed.
|With the arrival of two British naval ships at the Falkland Islands, the United Kingdom re-asserted sovereignty there.
|Stephen F. Austin was arrested in Mexico City by the Mexican government.
|Munshi Naval Kishore, the founder of Asia's oldest printing press, was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
|Joseph Jenkins Roberts began his term as the first President of Liberia.
|China's first move took place on the island of Hawaii.
|The French litterateur and dictionary expert Pier LaRose died.
|The 91 cm refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory near San Jose, California, at the time the largest telescope in the world, was used for the first time.
|Junior high school classes began for the first time in the United States.
|There was a strike in Britain to fix 8 hours for daily work.
|A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroyed the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
|Emir Faisal of Iraq signed an agreement with Zionism leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
|For the first time, information about missing people was broadcast on television.
|Canadian-American jockey George Woolf, who rode Seabiscuit to a famous victory over War Admiral in 1938, was fatally injured when he fell from his horse during a race.
|The first Central Bank of the Philippines was formally inaugurated with Miguel Cuaderno, Sr. as the first governor.
|Jose Ramon Guizado became the President of Panama.
|The fire on the upper part of the Eiffel Tower in France caused damage.
|The electric watch was first displayed in Pennsylvania, USA.
|The Hamilton Watch Company inaugurated its first electric watch.
|Alaska was declared the 49th state of the United States.
|Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
|Twenty-five people died in Finland's worst civilian airaccident when Aero Flight 311 crashed near Kvevlax.
|The BBC started the university in the United Kingdom.
|American businessman George Steinbrenner and a group of investors bought the New York Yankees professional baseball team for US$8.7 million.
|The multilateral International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, part of the International Bill of Human Rights, came into effect.
|United States invasion of Panama-General Manuel Noriega, the deposed 'strongman of Panama', surrendered to American forces.
|The famous Sherv “Gray's Anatomy” closed at Beaumont Theatre New York city after 13 performances.
|The Motorola StarTAC, the first clamshell mobile phone, was released and went on to become one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption.
|Eddo Brands of Zimbabwe takes ODI HAT-TRICKS vs. England at Harare.
|The Algerian Islamic Rebellion killed 412 people.
|Israeli forces seized the MV Karine A, which was carrying 50 tons of weapons being smuggled in on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
|All 148 people aboard were killed in the crash of the Boeing 737 aircraft 604 by Egyptian airline Flash Airlines.
|Israel launched an invasion of the Gaza strip.
|Australian researchers discovered the first plane taken to Antarctica in 1912.
|Mitt Romney, Ron Paul & Rick Santorum lead Republican Contenders as nominees for president of the USA. 2004- The Flash Airlines flight 604 crushed near Sharm at Sheikh in Egypt, in which 48 people were killed.
|A survey conducted in Spain reported that the rate of unemployment was very high.
|A suicide bombing in the Musayyib region of Iraq killed 27 people of the Shia community and injured 60.
|The USA replaced the 112th Congress. It swears in the 113th Congress.
|Actor Gerard Depardien was granted citizenship by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. But Depaedien soon renounced his French citizenship due to the country's high taxes.
|The Bloomberg Billionaires Index has released that there has been a increase of the net worth of the 300 richest people in the world has $524 billion.