|Seventh Crusade-After three days of fighting, the Ayyubids successfully defended Al Mansurah, Egypt, from invading crusaders.
|Tuscara War: Tuscara and his allies signed a peace treaty with the Province of Carolina and agreed to go on a reservation near Lake Mattamusket and end the Tuscara War in New York.
|Robert Fulton invented the stepboat in the United States.
|University College London was founded as the first secular university in England.
|Swaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri, a book of 212 verses thatserves as the basis of Swaminarayan Hinduism.
|Alva Edison was born to give the world many unique things due to her sharp mind.
|The first British public toilet for women opened at Bedford Street, London.
|Fourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reported the first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resulting in the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
|The American inventor Thomas Elva Edison was born.
|Friedrich Ebert was elected the first President of the German Weimar Republic by the Weimar National Assembly.
|Friedrich Ebert was elected President of Germany.
|To help settle the 'Roman Question', Italy and the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church signed the Lateran Treaty to establish Vatican City as an independent sovereign enclave within Italy.
|The BBC aired an adaptation of Karel Capek's play R.U.R., thefirst science fiction television programme ever broadcast.
|The Soviet Union broke diplomatic relations with Israel.
|American-born poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide in London.
|In Greek, Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot residents killed 50 people in a fight in Limassol Cyprus.
|Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent.
|Border conflict ensued between Israel and Jordan.
|After two black employees were killed on the job, about 1,300black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, US, began a strike that lasted over two months.
|Jana Sangh founder, writer, journalist Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was assassinated in Mughalsarai.
|Japan launched the first satellite Yosumi, on a Lambda-4 rocket.
|China lifted the ban on the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens.
|The wedding of sixteen Unification Church couples was held in New York City.
|The Pahlavi dynasty of Iran effectively collapsed when the military declared itself 'neutral' after rebel troops overwhelmed forces loyal to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in armed street fighting.
|Iran's prime minister resigns, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seizes power.
|British Airways was privatized and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
|Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, was released from Victor Verster Prison near Paarl, South Africa.
|Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, was released after a 27-year-long imprisonment.
|46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio.
|Bill Paralls becomes the head coach of New York Jets.
|Lyrics of the song “Candle in the Wind 1997”, was auctioned for $442,500 in 1998.
|A Dutch computer programmer launched the Anna Kurnikova virus, affecting millions of e-mails.
|In a hunting visit Dick Chancy accidently shot his own friend in a hunting accident.
|Rebel East Timorese soldiers invaded the homes of PresidentJosé Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, seriously wounded the former.
|Morgan Tsvangirai becomes the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after an agreement signed staking that they will share power with the president Robert Mugabe.
|A European Union Summit which was held in 2010 discussed about the possibility of bailing out the Greece’s economy.
|President Hosni Mubarak resigned in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution.
|President Hosni Mubarak relinquishes power to the head of the Higher Military Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
|Whitney Houston, a well known American singer and actress died suddenly in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California at the age of 48.
|An explosion in the Komi region of Russia killed 18 mine workers.
|The Parliament election that were held in Monaco with the Horizon Monaco Alliance that won by 50.3% of votes by Scoring 20 out of 24 seats in the country’s national council.
|According to tradition, Emperor Jimmu founded Japan and established his capital in Yamato.