|Spanish explorers located Ecuador in the northwest of South America and incorporated it into their colony.
|The first professional librarian in North America, Louis Timothy, was hired in Philadelphia.
|The first recording meeting of the Franklin Literary Society was held at the Canonsburg Academy of Modern Washington and Jefferson College).
|William Thomson entered the University of Glasgow after 10 years and 4 months.
|Charles J. Guiteu prosecuted for the assassination of US President Garfield.
|The Congress of Chile established the National Library.
|Started power plant operation in Niagara Falls.
|Albert Einstein introduced quantum theory of light.
|Aviator Eugene Burton Ellie performed the first takeoff from shelter, flying with a Mekshift Deck at USS Birmingham, Hampton Road, USA.
|The Republic of Czechoslovakia was established and TG Masric became President.
|The first concert of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra began.
|The Communist Party of Spain was established.
|The term of German Reich Chancellor Joseph Wirth ended.
|Kentaro Suzuki completed the ascent of Mount Lezuna.
|7 people were killed and many were injured in a bombing in Jerusalem city.
|The Second World War-Coventry Cathedral and Coventry, Most of the cities in England, Coventry Blitz were destroyed by German Lufatafuring.
|After World War II, after damaging Torpedo recently, British aircraft carrier HMS Arc Royal (91) drowned, as he was being taken to Gibraltar for repair.
|Al Martino's 'here in my heart' became the first song to sing at the top of the UK singles chart.
|US President Eisenhawar called the Canadian Parliament speech. Its purpose was to address Russia to form a US-Canadian preventive alliance as it was reported that Russia could attack with nuclear weapons.
|Employees' State Insurance Corporation ESIC) was inaugurated.
|Children's Day was officially announced on the occasion of the birthday of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
|110 people died in two rail collisions in the Czech Republic.
|Yale University decided to allow women to enter the school.
|Chartered by the Southern Airways Flight 932, Marshall Overcevity Football Team, crashed into a hill near Kerado in Westviurginia, US, killing all 75 people.
|The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 1,000 (1,003.16) for the first time.
|The London market led to a huge decrease in the price of gold due to which investors lost millions of dollars. This occurred in response to the decision of the United States and Europe to abolish the gold-tier standard of gold.
|With the signing of the Madrid agreement, Spain accepted its presence from the Spanish Sahara.
|After abolishing oil imports from Iran in the United States, President Jimmy Carter issued the Executive Order 12170 which prevents all Iranian properties in the United States under the retaliation of hostage crisis.
|NASA launches NATO 3D satellite.
|Caesar Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga city, Philippines, was murdered by an unknown gunman.
|A volcanic eruption in Colombia buried three villages as well as the entire city. It was reported that about 20,000 people lost their lives.
|The US demands that Libya leader Colonel Gaddafi be handed over to the US intelligence officials on 193 charges of bombing PAN M Flight 103 lockerbi in December 1988.
|As a result of the budget struggle between the United States Congress President Bill Clintand, led by Newton Gingrich, the federal government was forced to close non-necessary services.
|War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters capture the capital Kabul.
|Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Truzilo and David L. Rinbovitz discovered the Trans-Neptunian Object 90377 Sedna.
|Diplomatic sanctions for Uzbekistan have been renewed by the United Nations, which were continuously dissolved by the UK and German governments. These restrictions ban the sale of Uzbekistan or vice verses from European Union officials.
|Denmark's Prime Minister André Fag Rasmussen took charge of the country for the third consecutive time.
|The original impact probe landed on the surface of the moon.
|France, the European Union and Russia together agree to avoid deploying missiles or missile defense systems by mid -2009 at a summit. A pan-european security structure is discussed between Russia, the United States and the European Union.
|15 coaches of the Mandore Superfast Express derailed near the Banskho gate in Jaipur, killing 6 passengers.
|Sebastian Vetail of Red Bull Racing won the Drivers Compienships, who became the most Formula One champion after winning the final race for the season.
|Two people accused of murder of Stephen Lawrence in 2003 are being prosecuted in Old Bailey, London.
|The death of a pregnant woman with septicemia at an Irish hospital stimulates international fury, objections and determination. University College Hospital Gallway rejected several appeals for abortion from Savita Halappanwar and her family on the basis that "this is a Catholic country."
|Benigno Aquino III, the President of the Philippines, is reviewed by people, aid agencies and international and local media for their disabled response to disasters.
|According to the World Health Organization report, the number of deaths in three worst affected countries - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon in West Africa has crossed 5,000.