|Ferdinand II of Aragon appointed Amerigo Vespucci as the post's chief navigator of Spain.
|The invader Nadir Shah allowed his army to massacre in Delhi. The slaughter lasted 58 days.
|The first life insurance policy in North America was issued in Philadelphia.
|Stamp Act passed: The first direct British tax was imposed on American colonists by Prime Minister George Grenville.
|The Parliament of Great Britain passed the Stamp Act, which required many printed materials in the Thirteen Colonies in British America to carry a tax stamp (pictured).
|The hydroelectric Buddha was installed in the Vat Phra Cave at the base of Bangkok's Grand Palace.
|The British Parliament, led by Charles Gray, passed the Reform Act, bringing about a sweeping change in the electoral system of England and Wales, which increased from about 500,000 voters to 813,000 voters.
|San Marino concluded a treaty of friendship and cooperation with Italy.
|William Woods Holden became the first American governor to be removed from office by impeachment.
|In Puerto Rico, slavery was abolished.
|The deadly infectious disease TB was identified. The scientist who discovered it was later awarded the Nobel Prize.
|Ramachandra Chatterjee became the first person to get off the parachute.
|The first taxi cab debuted in London with the parameters.
|Phan Xich Long, the self-proclaimed Emperor of the French, was arrested for organizing a rebellion against the colonial ruler of French Indochina, which was carried out by hisporters the next day.
|Phan Xich Long, the self-proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam, was arrested for organizing an uprising against the colonial rule of French Indochina, which was carried out by his supporters the next day.
|A pogrom by Azeris in Shusha, Nagorno-Karabagh destroyed the Armenian populated parts of the city.
|Radio broadcast of Ice Hockey match for the first time.
|The first radio broadcast of ice hockey was by Foster Hewitt.
|The construction of the first Nazi concentration camp in the Holocaust—Dachau—was completed.
|World War II – The entire population of the village of Khatyn Inbelars was exterminated by Nazi German forces, with the participation of the northern Ukrainian and Belarusian collaborators.
|Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan, and Yemen founded the Arab League, a regional organization that seeks to promote political, economic, cultural, scientific, and social programs designed to promote the interests of the Arab world. Provides facility.
|The first shopping mall in Southfield, Michigan opened in the US.
|Please Me, the first album recorded by The Beatles, was released.
|The first vintage car rally was held in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
|Mrs. Indira Gandhi resigned as Prime Minister.
|NASA took its spacecraft Columbia on a third mission.
|In what would go on to be the longest and costliest criminal trial in states history, teachers at McMartin Preschool in Manhattanbeck, California, were wrongly accused of performing satanic rituals.
|Introducing the Intel Pentium-Processor (80586) 64bits - 60MHz - 100+ MIPS.
|The deputy governor of the Bank of England, Rupert Pennat-Reay, resigns following the revelation of his affair with a freelance journalist.
|Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov of Soyuz departed from the Mir space station after 437 days in space, setting the record for the longest spaceflight.
|Comet Hale-Bopp is approaching Earth.
|Tara Lipinski of the United States won the Ladies Figure Skating Championships in Lausanne.
|In Britain, a woman with a paralyzed lower neck was given the right to die.
|The ETA terrorist group declares a ceasefire in Spain.
|Pakistan test-fired the Hatf-7 missile.
|Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 US Passed by the House of Representatives.
|The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reports radiation levels 1600 times the normal levels present 20 km from the plant.
|Lawrence Taylor was convicted of sexual misconduct and banned for six years of play.
|Over 200,000 people march in Montreal, Canada to protest against post-secondary education tuition hikes.
|The British Food Standards Agency reports a discovery in Lancashire of 100 kg of horse meat imported from Hungary, labeled as beef.
|The Brazilian government is auctioning off part of the country's television bandwidth spectrum to mobile phone companies, providing much-needed capacity to meet wireless demand.
|Due to his advanced age, Gordian I was proclaimed Roman Emperor with his son, Gordian II.