|Pope Gregory XI entered Rome after a four-month journey from Avignon, returning the Papacy to its original city and effectively becoming the last Avignon Pope.
|Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano set sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
|The Central European country Bohemia adopted the Gregorian calendar.
|King Henry IV of France declared war against Spain.
|The avalanche destroyed kai buildings in Lookerbud, Switz, and 53 people died.
|Battle of Falakkra Mure: The Jacobback forces defeated the British government forces.
|American Revolutionary War-American forces won a surprising victory over the British at the Battle of Cowpens, one of the most pivotal battles of the war.
|August Kant, the leading French thinker of sociology, was born.
|James Madison Randolph, grandson of the then US President Thomas Jefferson, became the first child to be born in the White House.
|British climber George Everest discovered the world's highest peak. This peak was also named Everest after this.
|Mahdisat War in Sudan: The British Army won in the Battle of Abu Kli.
|Lorrin A. Thurston, along with the Citizens' Committee of Public Safety led the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the government of Queen Lili?uokalani.
|Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition reachedthe South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen's team has beaten them by 33 days.
|Raymond Poincaré was elected President of France.
|The US bought Virgin Islands from Denmark for $ 25 million.
|The first fully automated photo film making machine was patented.
|Freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose left for Germany from Calcutta.
|The United Nations Security Council, the organ of the United Nations charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, held its first meeting at Church House in London.
|The first meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the world's most powerful body, took place.
|USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, put to sea for the first time from Groton, Connecticut, with the message, 'Underway On nuclear power.'
|Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the government of Belgium and the United States.
|A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress collided with a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling over the Mediterranean Sea, dropping three hydrogen bombs on land near Palomares, Spain, and a fourth one into the sea.
|NASA launches FLATTSCOM-3.
|Patrick Purdy opened fire with an assault rifle on an elementary school in Stockton, California, killing 5 and wounding 30 others.
|Harald V, the current King of Norway, succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V.
|The Gulf War started as soon as the forces of America, Britain, France attacked Iraq.
|A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Kobe city in Japan killed 5,372 people.
|Dennis Rodman was suspended from NBA and charged a cash of $25000 as he kicked a cameraman.
|Israel has declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War which was effectively on January 18th. AND Hamas too declared a ceasefire but of his own.
|Ali Hasan al-Majid, Former Iraqi minister is found to death because of a poisonous gas attack at Halabja. He was also known to be as chemical Ali, the chemical man.
|The first spate of violence between Muslims and Christians Began in Jos, Nigeria, and would end in more than 200 deaths.
|1400 members of ruling Communist party of Vietnam gathered to vote for a new leader.
|Thousands of passengers of bullet train in northern and central Japan were affected due to a computer glitch and also temporarily halted.
|Japan announces to build the largest offshore wind farm in the world in the prefecture near the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant to turn nuclear plant as back.
|The IOC took the cyclist's bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympic after stripping lance Armstrong.
|A series of bomb blasts in Iraq left 33 dead.
|The discovery of a bone took place in Winchester 1999. It is believed that this bone may belong to the famous King Alfred the great or his son Edward the elder who was very famous in history.
|The former Spy Contractor raised his voice for N.S.A. disclosure. So the president of America Barack Obama has announced to reform the phone Surveillance.