|The seventh Sikh Guru Har Rai was born in Kiratpur, Punjab.
|Methodist John & Charles Wesley traveled to the city of Savannah, Georgia.
|Georgia became the first US state to eliminate both migration and birthright.
|The Spanish army defeated the British army and captured Minorca.
|30,000 people died in a severe earthquake in Calabria, Italy.
|The first of five strong earthquakes hit the region of Calabria On the Italian Peninsula killing more than 32,000 people over a period of nearly two months.
|British Regency: George, Prince of Wales King George III of the United Kingdom became Prince Regent due to his father's insanity.
|Lord Palmerstone became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
|Prospectors in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia, discovered the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found, known as the 'Welcome Stranger'.
|The movie was first screened at a theater in Philadelphia.
|The first movie to be shown to viewers in Philadelphia aired.
|Derby County Football Club was established in England.
|The first issue of the journal Glasgow University was published.
|The United Kingdom and the United States signed a treaty in Central America, Nicaragua, to construct a Central American shipping canal.
|Leo Backland announced the manufacture of Bakelite hard thermosetting plastics.
|Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation ofBakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
|Popular Hindi poet Janaki Vallabh Shastri was born.
|First copy of Reader's Digest magazine published.
|Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford made 429 runs to break the world record for the highest first-class score.
|The arrest of socialists and communists in Italy.
|The radio time indicator GMT was first broadcast from Royal Greenbeach.
|A radio time signal was first broadcast from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
|Maxine Dunlap became the first glider pilot.
|Second World War-British and Free French forces began the Battle of Keren to capture the strategic town of Keren in Italian Eritrea.
|Bolselva Berat became President of Poland.
|The premiere of Walt Disney's feature film Peter Pan began.
|The Mark 15 molecular bomb, near Tybee Island from the US Air Force, was lost in the water.
|A Mark 15 nuclear bomb disappeared off the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia, after it was jettisoned during a practice exercise when the bomber carrying it collided in midair with a fighter plane.
|The CERN particle accelerator was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland.
|Anastasio Somoza was elected President of Nicaragua.
|The astronauts of the Apollo 14 mission landed on the moon.
|Apollo 14 was launched on the moon.
|American Airlines began inspecting passengers and luggage.
|Amitabh Bachchan's actor son Abhishek Bachchan was born.
|The mayors of Rome and Carthage signed a peace treaty to ceremonially end the Third Punic War, 2,131 years after the conflict has ended.
|The jury selection has been started in the Los Angeles and the cops beating Rodney King case.
|Belgium became a federal monarchy rather than a monopoly empire.
|Medgar Evers murdered Byron De La Beck. He has been sentenced to life, in Jackson for 30 years after the crime.
|The Army of Republika Srpska carried out the first of two bombardment against civilians in the marketplace in Sarajevo, which were the stated reason for NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serb forces.
|Brook Lee from Hawaii has been crowned as 46th miss USA.
|The author tom Clancy confirmed that he has signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, which is an NFL franchise record.
|Second Chechen War: As the Battle of Grozny came to a close, Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 civilians in the city's Novye Aldi suburb.
|The Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capturedGonaïves, Haiti, starting a coup d'état against the government ofPresident Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
|In the super bowl XL, the Steelers defeated the Seahawks by 21-10 runs.
|Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the SuperTuesday tornado outbreak across multiple U.S. states, causing 56 deathsand over $1 billion in damage.
|The United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal ran aground on a coral reef off the island of Oahu.
|The Danish special force stormed a ship which was captured by Somalia pirates and fearing 25 crew members on board.
|The Protesters continued their 12th day of nationwide protests in Cairo in Tahir square, calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
|Josefina Vazquez Mota is the first woman ever endorsed by a Major Mexican Party to run for President of Mexico.
|Michael Dell, the founder leads a consortium that announced plans to take Dell as private with a$24.4 billion which was the largest buyout seen since the recession.
|Mario Cuomo, the Governor of New York has planned to announce executive action to loosen Marijuana laws. It also allowed the use of the drugs for medical purposes.
|Pompeii was severely damaged by a strong earthquake, which may have been a precursor to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the town 17 years later.