|Naseeruddin Mohammad Shah, the eighth sultan of the Mamluk kingdom Ghulam dynasty) died.
|Germany defeated Lithuania at the Battle of Rudeau.
|Having died in Pontefract Castle after he was deposed, the bodyof Richard II was put on display in London's Old St Paul's Cathedral.
|Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, best-known as a proponent of heliocentrism and the infinity of the universe, was burned at thestake as a heretic by the Roman Inquisition.
|Myles Standish was elected as the first commander of thePlymouth Colony militia, a position he would hold for the rest of hislife.
|Aurangzeb captured the fort of Jinji after an eight-year siege.
|The Parliament of Paris accepted the "unigenetus" degree of Pope Clemens XI.
|The Treaty of The Hague signed between Spain, Britain, France, Austria and the Dutch Republic, with the Quarterral Alliance ending the war.
|Poland's first division was signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia.
|Edward Gibbon published the first volume of the history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
|Henry Christopher was elected the first President of the State of Haiti.
|A Swiss intellectual named John Henry Pestalozzi passed away.
|The French Navy captured the Citadel of Saigon, a fortress that was manned by 1,000 Nguy?n Dynasty soldiers, en route to conquering Saigon and other regions of southern Vietnam.
|The Columbia Supreme Court was burned during the Civil War in the US.
|Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectivelyknown as Gomburza, were executed in Manila, Philippines, by Spanishcolonial authorities on charges of subversion arising from the 1872Cavite mutiny.
|The first telephone exchange opened in the city of San Francisco.
|The first Test cricket match was played at the Cricket Ground in Sydney.
|The great revolutionary, freedom fighter and social activist Vasudev Bal Vant Phadke died in Adan prison.
|American outlaw John Wesley Hardin was released from prison.
|Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly premiered at La Scala in Milan, generating negative reviews that forced him to rewrite the opera.
|In the U.S. National Guard's 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, the Armory Show opened, introducing Americans to avant-garde andmodern art.
|The world's first aircraft-making company was founded by William Boeing and Albert Hubbard.
|America's weekly magazine 'Newsweek' was published.
|The Battle of Eniwetok began during World War II in which American troops prevailed.
|Voice of America' began airing in the Soviet Union.
|Chaim Weizmann began his term as the first President of Israel.
|Vanguard 2, the first weather satellite, was launched to measure cloud cover distribution.
|The storm in Hamburg, Germany, killed 265 people.
|Gabonese military officers overthrew President Léon M'ba, butFrance, honoring a 1960 treaty, forcibly reinstated M'ba the next day.
|The Troubles-The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated abomb at the La Mon restaurant near Belfast, Northern Ireland.
|Gujarat Chief Minister Chimanbhai Patel died at the age of 65.
|Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY.
|Netherlands played its first ODI vs. New Zealand, cricket World Cup. Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47.
|Carl Sagan Public Memorial was inaugurated at Pasadena California.
|Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax.
|The London congestion charge, a fee that is levied on motoriststravelling within designated parts of Central London, came intooperation.
|A massive landslide in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte killed over 1, 000 people.
|The then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
|Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
|Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
|Bahrain security forces launched a pre-dawn raid on protestersin Pearl Roundabout in Manama, killing four of them.
|About 60 to 70 artefacts of the ancients Olympic Games was stolen by the thieves who broke into the archaeological.
|In Bolivar, Venezuela, the country’s government opens a granite processing plant and it estimated that it will provide 25% of the nation’s granite requirements.
|Danoica Patrick becomes the first women at the Daytona 500 and the Nascar sprint cup series to win pole position in racing.
|Jimmy Fallon officially replaces Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of 'The Tonight Show’.
|The American ice dousing power called Charlie White and Meryl draws won the Olympic gold medal which was th
|Somaya Jibarti of Saudi Arabia became the first woman Chief Editor of the country. He was made the editor in chief of the 'Saudi Gazette' newspaper.