|France declared a fight against Spain.
|The committee investigating the South Sea bubble in England published its findings.
|Philip Astley organized the first modern circus in London.
|Emperor Go-Momozono accepted the throne of Japan after the abduction of his maasi.
|Jesse's treaty ended the Russian Empire's war with the Ottoman Empire over Croatia.
|British Prime Minister William Pitt introduced income tax to raise money for the war against young Napoleon.
|Sir Humphrey Davy's Davy lamp was first tested underground at Hebburn colliery in north eastern England as a coal mining safety lamp.
|Inventor Humphry Davy first tested his Davy lamp a safety lamp containing a candle for use in coal mines.
|The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype photographic process, named after its inventor, French artist and chemist Louis Daguerre .
|Pittsburgh, USA to encourage German culture. Teutonia Bazaar was founded in.
|The Clapper Guiding Star disappeared in the Atlantic Sea, killing 40 people.
|A 7.9 Mw earthquake rupture part of the San Andreas Fault in California and was felt as far east as Las Vegas.
|Napoleon Bonaparte III, one of the boldest European rulers of the 19th century, died.
|Umberto I was made king of Italy.
|Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition, planted the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone has ever reached at that time.
|Bombay (now Mumbai) arrived after Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa.
|Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
|Famous playback singer of Hindi cinema Mahendra Kapoor was born.
|An earthquake killed 250 people in Colombia.
|Six thousand Jews were killed in Bucharest, the capital of the European country Romania.
|The Battle of Bestang Pass began north of Manila.
|The United Nations headquarters officially opened in New York, USA.
|Construction of a dam called Aswan started on the Nile River in Egypt.
|Cuba and the Soviet Union signed a trade treaty.
|RMS Queen Elizabeth, an ocean liner which sailed the Atlantic Ocean for the Cunard White Star Line, was destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
|The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, ending a 33-game winning streak, the longest of any team in American professional sports.
|Seawise University, formerly RMS Queen Elizabeth, an ocean liner which sailed the Atlantic Ocean for the Cunard White Star Line,was destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
|Farhan Akhtar, the famous film producer, screenwriter, lyricist, singer and actor of Hindi cinema, was born.
|U.S. Representative Raymond F. Lederer was convicted of bribery and conspiracy for his role in the Abscam scandal, but continued to serve his term for three more months.
|Representatives from the United States and Iraq met at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
|Ecuador and Peru involved in boundary fight. The fight continues since long.
|The worker at Newark airport accidentally cuts the electrical wire while working.
|First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launched raids in the city of Kizlyar, Republic of Dagestan, which turned into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
|Wayne Gretzky is selected best NHL player ever by the hockey news.
|Michael Jackson was awarded the Century Award at the American Music Awards.
|Twenty-eight illegal Albanian emigrants died when their inflatable boat installed near the Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi, Italy.
|Mahmoud Abbas was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority to replace Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004.
|Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced the iPhone.
|The first state ministry was formed in Japan.
|The Algerian government cuts food prices and commits to punish those responsible for the riots recently happened in the country. This is an effort made by the country to suppress riots.
|Flight number 277 of Iran Air crashed in which 77 people died.
|700 former Tamil tigers are released by the Sri Lankan army after completing a rehabilitation program.
|There has been a clash between the United Kingdom's Westminster and Scottish government as because of the referendum on Scottish independence.
|Lionel Messi won FIFA's Ballon d'Or Best Footballer) award for the second consecutive year.
|No candidate is elected this year to the national baseball hall of fame for the 1st time since 1996.
|The Venezuela's supreme tribunal of justice has deferred the latest inauguration of President Hugo Chavez. This is because of his cancer operation.
|Basiliscus became Byzantine Emperor after Zeno was forced to flee Constantinople.