|A strong earthquake struck the eastern coast of Sicily, causing an estimated 15,000 deaths.
|Tuscara War: The Carolina Militia under Colonel Jem Moore left Fort Reading to continue the campaign against Tuscarora.
|The court Jewish Joseph Sue Oppenheimer was executed in Württemberg.
|A massive earthquake in Calabria, Italy, killed 50,000 people.
|Shesh 'failed in the revolt of Massachusetts.
|George Washington was elected President of the United States and John Adams as Vice-President.
|George Washington was unanimously elected the first President of the United States.
|Louis XVI of France announced in the National Assembly that he would uphold constitutional law.
|The French First Republic abolished slavery.
|More than 41 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
|America's first telegraph company was established in Maryland.
|The University of Wisconsin starts in 1 room with 20 students.
|German scholar Constantin von Tischendorf rediscovered theCodex Sinaiticus, a 4th-century uncial manuscript of the Greek Bible, inSaint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt.
|The first issue of the daily newspaper 'Kesari' in the editing of Lokmanya Tilak appeared in the market.
|The International Association for Bridge and Structural Iron Workers was established in Pittsburgh.
|The Philippine–American War opened when an American soldier,under orders to keep insurgents away from his unit's encampment, fired upon a Filipino soldier in Manila.
|First airline started from London to South Africa.
|One millionth A-Ford model completed.
|The country's famous Kathak artist Birju Maharaj was born.
|Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, was free from British rule.
|Baghdad Treaty: Military treaty signed between Iraq and Turkey.
|Yasser Arafat was elected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
|Physicist Satendra Nath Bose, who discovered God particle, died.
|American newspaper heiress and socialite Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, which she later joined in one of the most well-known cases of Stockholm syndrome.
|The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombed a motor coach carrying off-duty British Armed Forces personnel and their family members, killing twelve and wounding fifty more.
|A massive earthquake in the American countries of Guatemala and Honduras killed 22,000 people.
|Ernakulam district of Kerala was declared a fully literate district in the country.
|A new world record was made by Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones who made 467 STAND AGAINST Sri Lanka.
|cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, was formed from the merger of two competing cancer charities.
|20 people died in armed assault on mosque in Khartum in Sudan.
|Sandra Volker, the female European swimmer swims 50 m back stoke which was recorded about 27.77 seconds.
|On the way to Lebanon, 43 people were killed when two Israeli army-transport helicopters collided.
|Margaret Albright, the secretary of US announced that she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish.
|A pie was thrown on to the face of Bill Gates, the richest person in the world.
|Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea, was shot and killed by four New York City Police Department plain-clothes officer, prompting outrage both within and without New York City.
|The Panamanian-flagged freighter New Carissa ran aground near Coos Bay, Oregon, causing one of the worst oil spills in Oregon history.
|Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, was formed from the merger of two competing cancer charities.
|Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook.
|Four Harvard University students launched the popular social networking website Facebook from their dorm room.
|A stampede at the Phil Sports Stadium in Pasig City, Metro Manila, in the Philippines, killed 78 people and injured about 400.
|The London low emission zone , governing what types of vehicles may enter Greater London, came into being.
|The company of Yahoo! sold Hot Jobs to Monsters.com for a reported $225 million.
|Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, commented that the 2011 Egyptian protests and Tunisian uprising are a result of Islamic awareness.
|Florence Green who was the last known veteran from World War I, died in the United Kingdom at the age of 110.
|The officials at the Kremlin announced that in the year 2014, G8 summit will be held at Sochi, in its Southern Black Sea resort.
|Satya Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft in Steve Ballmer.
|Google and Microsoft reported that the National Security Agency ordered them to provide information on 10,000 accounts over a six months period in 2012 and 2013. And Yahoo reported that they complied with government request for information on more than 40,000 accounts.
|Roman emperor Septimius Severus died of illness while on a military campaign in Eboracum (modern York, England).
|Emperor Taizu began his reign in China, initiating the Song Dynasty period that would eventually last for more than three centuries.