|The French army captured the Pinnerolo Piedmount.
|American Revolution - Patrick Henry in his 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' speech to the House of Burgesses of Virginia, urging action against the British Empire.
|Franklin Bell invented the coin printing press.
|Scottish settlers on the John Wycliffe, captained by William Cargill, are now Port Chalmers in the Otago region of New Zealand.
|Elisha Otis established the first elevator in New York at 488 Broadway, New York City).
|American Civil War-Confederate General Stonewall Jackson suffered his only defeat during the war at the First Battle of Kernstonin Frederick County, Virginia.
|Fighting in the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru, the Bolivian Alliance opened with the Battle of Topper.
|John Stevens of Adult designed the dough rolling mill.
|Led by William McGregor, ten football clubs met in London with the aim of establishing the Football League, the oldest league competition in world football.
|About 1,500 Cretans, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, met in the village of Thersos, starting the Thersos rebellion for the unification of the island.
|American diplomat Durham Stevens, an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was murdered in San Francisco by two Korean expatriates who were unhappy with his recent support of the growing Jōjin presence in Korea.
|The US Congress established the Sitka National Monument.
|The great freedom fighter and eminent socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia was born in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
|Benito Mussolini started the fascist movement in Milan, Italy.
|D.C. of Washington First US Airplanes Land Clearance in US.
|The US Congress recognized the independence of the Philippines in 1945.
|The 22nd Academy Awards ceremony was held.
|The United Nations established the World Meteorological Department.
|Pakistan became the first Islamic Republic country in the world.
|Nine coal miners were killed in an explosion in the town of Bramstone, Tennessee.
|NASA for the first time sent two people from space to the Gemini 3 spacecraft.
|The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was sent to support Israel's withdrawal following its invasion nine days earlier.
|The Strategic Defense Initiative, an early proposal to develop ground-based and space-based systems, was developed to defend the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles.
|The first company of women was trained in the Central Reserve Police Force.
|Two researchers announced the discovery of cold fusion, a claim that was later discredited.
|The Sierra Leone Civil War began when the revolutionary UnitedFront invaded Sierra Leone in an attempt by Joseph Said Momoa, with the support of special forces from Charles Taylor's National Democratic Front of Liberia.
|The US currency dollar is equal to 88.41 of Japan's currency, the yen which is a record.
|Li Teng Hui was elected as President in the first direct presidential election in Taiwan.
|Mandy Patinkin In Court kicks off at the Lycorn Theater in New York City.
|Oscar ceremony Billy Crystal hosts at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony, Titanic won eleven Oscars and Jack Nichols and Helen Hunt won lead acting awards.
|Russia's Mir space station crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry.
|An explosion at a refinery in Texas City killed 15 workers.
|A fire and explosion at the third largest oil refinery in thirty states killed 15 workers and set off a worldwide process safety program.
|Iranian military personnel seized 15 British Royal Navy personnel from HMS Cornwall, claiming that the British ship had ventured into Iran's territorial waters.
|Washington, . C. In 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a lobby that Jerusalem is not a settlement and that Israel has every right to build and settle there.
|The 75th Academy Awards Oscar ceremony was held in which Steve Martin from Chicago won Best Picture and Adrian Bodie and Nicole Kidman won the lead acting awards.
|The Chinese currency, the yuan, has risen to a record high against the US dollar.
|Pope Benedict XVI rightly said that Cuba needed to find some way out of communism and it would certainly help them to find a peaceful way of making the transition.
|Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to record 100 centuries in international cricket.
|Omar al-Bassin, who has been President of Sudan for the last 25 years, has announced that he will step down from his presidency in 2015.
|French satellite images have confirmed the Chinese detection of possible debris from the missing Malaysian Aircraft 370. It was banished on its demand that I was over the sea. This happened on 8 March.
|The US and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia.