|King Louis IX of France issued the Mise of Amiens, a settlement between King Henry III of England and barons led by Simon de Montfort heavily favouring the former, which later led to the Second Barons' War.
|Eighty and 30 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake that hit China's Shenxi province.
|The deadliest earthquake in history killed about 830,000 people in Shaanxi Province, China.
|The battle of Telekota saw the decline of the Hindu empire Vijayanagar.
|James Hamilton shot and killed James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, in the first recorded assassination using a firearm.
|Liechtenstein's principality was created within the Holy Roman Empire.
|Emperor Charles VI established Liechtenste in, the only principality in the Holy Roman Empire still in existence today.
|The British defeated the French in the Battle of Vandiwash.
|The Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II married the Princess Maria Josefa of Bavaria in Vienna.
|Bishop John Carroll purchased a plot of land that would be the home of the future George town University, the oldest Catholic Universityin the United States.
|The Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia partitioned the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth for the second time.
|Elizabeth Blackwell became the first American woman to obtain a medical degree.
|Elizabeth Blackwell received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College in New York, making her the first female physician in the United States and the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school.
|Pursuant to the adoption of the Malolos Constitution and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo was sworn in as the first President of the Philippines.
|The Chilembwe uprising, regarded as a seminal moment in the history of Malawi, began as rebels, led by a minister, attacked local plantation owners.
|The Netherlands refused to produce the German Kaiser.
|Shireen Auditorium established in Los Angeles.
|The drama film Bellamy Trial was released.
|Clyde Tomboag first photographed the planet Pluto.
|German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz ordered the beginning ofOperation Hannibal, which became one of the largest emergencyevacuations by sea in history, with over 1 million people transferredover 15 weeks.
|Under the transplantation process, for the first time in the US city of Mississippi, an animal organ was placed in a human body. A chimpanzee's heart was placed in a man's body at a medical center in Mississippi, but the man died a short time later.
|The English new town of Milton Keynes was formed in Buckinghamshire as an amalgamation of several towns and villages.
|USS Pueblo was seized by North Korean forces, who claimed that it had violated their territorial waters while spying.
|Kapilavastu, the city of Gautama Buddha, was discovered in excavations.
|Visit” opens at Criterion Theatre New York City. It made 45 performances.
|Bosnia-Herzegovina was celebrated Worldwide Day for peace.
|Chris Cairns, the New Zealand cricketer scored 120 in 96 balls in Test against Zimbabwe.
|Madeleine Albright was sworn in as the first female United States Secretary of State, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.
|Pope John Paul II condemns U.S. embargo against Cuba.
|Five people attempted to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claimed was staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution.
|American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and latermurdered by Al Qaeda agents.
|In Madhya Pradesh, a complete ban on cow slaughter came into force.
|Stephen Harper wins the election in Canada. He is the first conservative Prime Minister in 12 years.
|The ban on smoking scenes in film and television programs is over.
|Six Venezulean cable television channels are banned by the government for refusing to transmit government messages.
|Google awards its outgoing CEO. Eric Schmidt, the outgoing CEO will get $100 million.
|European Union imposes more sanctions on Iran's banking and oil industries due to Iran's nuclear program.
|World Economic Forum is hosted in Davos, Switzerland.
|Roman emperor Theodosius I proclaimed his nine-year-old son Honorius co-emperor.