|Henry V became King of England.
|Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, one of the fathers of Anglicanism, was burned at the stake in Oxford, England.
|The Great New Orleans fire killed 25% of the population and destroyed 856 buildings, including St. Louis Cathedral and Cabadie, and transformed much of the city into ruins.
|The British army defeated Tipu Sultan and captured the then Bangalore.
|Pope Pius VII was crowned in Venice with a makeshift papal tiara made of papier-mâché, after several months of impasse, having been elected as a compromise candidate.
|The Napoleonic Code was adopted as French civil law.
|Calcutta (now Kolkata) started the first public library, now named the National Library.
|The Bahá'í calendar was introduced.
|The devastating earthquake in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, killed about 170,000 people.
|The Scotland National Gallery opened in Edinburgh.
|Otto von Bismarck, the founder of the German Empire, was announced as its first Chancellor.
|Jim Thomson, an American businessman who saved the Thai silk industry, was born.
|The remains of the Báb, one of the three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith, were interred by ʻAbdu'l-Bahl in present-day Haifa, Israel.
|The Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio killed over 360 and destroyed 20,000 homes.
|Renowned Shehnai player Bismillah Khan was born in Dumraon, Bihar.
|World War I—German forces opened the Spring Offensive with Operation Michael, an attempt to break through Allied lines and seize ports on the English Channel.
|The Hungarian Republic of Hungary was founded by Bela Kun.
|A police squad, acting under orders from the governor of a Puerto Rico vantanship, opened fire on protesters protesting Puerto Rican nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos, killing 17 and injuring more than 200. were injured.
|Paul Ryanad became Prime Minister of France
|World War II-Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph von Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in a suicide attack, but had to cancel the plan at the last minute.
|World War II—Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully defend the northern bank of the Drava River in what is known as the Battle of the Transdanubian Hills.
|The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the league since 1933.
|At the first Filmfare Awards ceremony, only 5 awards were held, with two bighas of land receiving the best film award. The director of this film, Bimal Roy, won the Best Director award. Dilip Kumar Daag for Best Actor), Meena Kumari Baiju Bawra for Best Actress) and Naushad for Best Film for Best Film.
|Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in California's San Francisco Bay - one of the world's most infamous and best-known prisons - was closed.
|The then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared Emergency under Section 352 at the request of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Which lasted till 21 March 1977.
|The monarchy ended after three thousand years in Ethiopia.
|Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee was born.
|Dallas airs its "A House Divided" episode, which sparks international speculation about who shot JR
|Nambia gained independence from South Africa.
|Two anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy collided at sea. Twenty-seven people died in the accident.
|Anne P. Sidamon-Eristoff has been named the new president of the Museum of National History.
|at the 71st Academy Awards Oscar ceremony hosted by Whoopi Goldberg; Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture, with Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow taking home lead acting awards among others.
|Girija Prasad Koirala appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
|British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler was abducted on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
|A man using a hammer smashed a statue of Phra Phrom at the Eran Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, and was later beaten to death by onlookers.
|Scientists have found new evidence of Saturn being the ocean on the moon Titan.
|Ten people were killed and seven wounded in a suicide bombing in Geresh, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
|Terrorist leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli was targeted with more bombings during the third night of the international intervention in Libya that shook Gaddafi's entire terrorist chain.
|Surgeons successfully performed the first full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
|Breton's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed Breton's 2012 budget cut the top rate of income tax paid by citizens. It was a great gift to the common British people.
|US forces with South Korea used B-52 bomber jets in North Korea's joint military exercises, resulting in North Korea threatening the US to attack US military bases in Japan.
|The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, formally apologized to those who were affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s to 1970s.
|The legendary Exxon Mobil, after a long time, takes the initiative among energy companies to disclose its plans to tackle climate change in response to a 2013 shareholder resolution. This initiative of the company's step can set a standard for other energy companies.
|The Byzantine Emperor Heraclius restored the True Cross to Jerusalem.