|Bayinnaung, who later assembled the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, was crowned king of the Burmese Taungoo Dynasty.
|The French mathematician Pierdi Ferma died. He made many rules related to mathematics which are known by him.
|The Gregorian calendar was adopted in the Netherlands.
|Shahu was crowned Maratha ruler.
|The premiere of George Frederick Handel's opera "Otone" began at the King's Theater in London.
|Ahmad Shah Durani captured Lahore.
|The mission was founded in Santa Clara de Assis California.
|Mission Santa Clara de Asís, a Spanish mission that formed the basis of both the city of Santa Clara, California and Santa Clara University, was established.
|John Rennie scheme to defend St Mary's Church, Recover, from coastal erosion was abandoned in favour of demolition, despite the church being an exemplar of Anglo-Saxon architecture.
|In order to avoid persecution by anti-Mormons, Latter Day Saint Movement founder Joseph Smith and his followers fled Kirtland, Ohio, forFar West, Missouri.
|In Johannes IV Aksum was crowned Ethiopia Emperor, the first ruler of that city in 500 years.
|Guangzhou became the emperor of the 11th Qing Dynasty of China at the age of 4, in succession to his cousin.
|The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, a conservation organization in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, was founded.
|The National Trust was established in the UK.
|During a storm, the crew of the Lynmouth Lifeboat Station Transported their 10-ton lifeboat 15 mi (24 km) overland in order to rescue a damaged schooner.
|Henry Ford set a new automobile land speed record of 147.05 km.
|A long-distance radio message was sent before the Eiffel Tower.
|The long-distance wireless message was sent from the Eiffel Tower in Paris for the first time.
|More than 250 people died due to an earthquake in Russia's city of Vienna.
|The United States delegation rejected the proposal to vote for women.
|Four soldiers were killed in an explosion on the US Navy E-2 submarine of the US Navy at the New York Navy Yard.
|Seeking to restore confidence after the Black Sox Scandal, owners of Major League Baseball teams elected former United States district court judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the league's first commissioner.
|Romanian Prime Minister Iliu Manu and his entire cabinet resigned after disagreements with King Carol II.
|Japan won the Battle of Tarakan.
|World War II-The Soviet Union's Red Army crossed the Vistula River in Poland on their way to invade Germany.
|Mahatma Gandhi gave his last speech and decided to go on a hunger strike against communal violence.
|The avalanche in Austria killed more than 200 people.
|Rebels led by John Okello overthrew Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah, ending 200 years of Arab dominance in Zanzibar.
|Seventy-three-year-old psychology professor James Bedford became the first person to be cryogenically frozen with intent of future resuscitation.
|In American football, the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III in one of the greatest upsets in American Sports history.
|Biafra ended the Nigerian Civil War.
|Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was born.
|Agatha Christie, one of the world's best-known detective novelists, died.
|Every year on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's birthday, it was announced to celebrate National Youth Day in the country.
|Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
|Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championship and it was a good victory for him.
|Nineteen European nations agreed to refuse human cloning.
|The world's largest seaplane, the RMS Queen Mary 2, began its maiden voyage.
|Cape Canaveral decided to launch a spacecraft known as Deep Impact spacecraft.
|Comet McNaught reached perihelion and became the brightest comet in over 40 years with an apparent magnitude of -5.5.
|Due to an earthquake of magnitude of 7.0,Port-au-Prince the capital city of Haiti suffer from a destructive earthquake and it was estimated that 15000 people were killed.
|The earthquake in Haiti killed 2,30,000 people. A large part of the city was destroyed in this.
|World Health Organisation launched a plan to prevent the spread of artemisinin-resistant malaria and to create awareness about it.
|Israel Supreme Court has put a law banning Palestinians from marrying Israel's in order to get citizenship.
|Burmese government and the Karen rebels signed a ceasefire between them, in order to stabilize the situation.
|County Wicklow, Ireland holds funeral services for the Irish mountaineer, Ian McKeever. He was killed by lightning on Mount Kilimanjaro.
|‘12 years a Slave' was awarded as the best motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Award. American Hustle also received the ‘Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy award' with actress Amy Adams.
|143 militants of the terrorist organization Boko Haram were killed in an encounter with security forces in Cameroon.