|The 14-year-old Matthias Corvinus was unanimously proclaimed King of Hungary, after the Estates were persuaded to do so by his uncle Michael Szilágyi.
|The Breda agreement was signed between Britain and Holland. Under which the Netherlands handed them over to Britain because they could not control their colonies in the continent of America.
|Edward Wiglesworth was appointed the first North American divinity professor.
|German leaders chose Charles VII as emperor of Albert.
|The Dagohoy uprising in the Philippines began with the murder of Giuseppe Lamberti.
|The Philharmonic Society was founded in London (later the Royal Philharmonic Society).
|James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in Coloma,California, leading to the California Gold Rush.
|California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall Coloma discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, California.
|The Universities of Calcutta and Bombay were established as the first multidisciplinary modern universities in South Asia.
|Oil was dug for oil for a depth of 230 meters for the first time.
|Second Boer War: Boer forces stopped a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
|The city of St. Petersburg, Russia, was renamed Leningrad.
|Albert Saurot became Prime Minister of France.
|An earthquake in Chile killed 30,000 people.
|The Constituent Assembly elected Rajendra Prasad as the first President of the country.
|A Boeing B-52 Stratofortress carrying two Mark 39 nuclear weapons broke up in mid-air near Goldsboro, North Carolina; one bomb was recovered intact, the other disintegrated.
|Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90.
|Vietnam War-The 1st Australian Task Force launched Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Luong Minh and Bien Hoa.
|Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
|The Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, which used nuclear power for propulsion, burned up during reentry, scattering radioactive debris across Canada's Northwest Territories.
|Apple Computer launched its Macintosh personal computer in the United States.
|American serial killer Ted Bundy was executed by electric chair in Florida for the homicides of at least 30 women.
|Accident took 12 lives due to DC-3 crash in Kinshasa Fan cities suffered a lot.
|Turkish journalist and writer Ugur Mumcu was assassinated by a car bomb outside his home in Ankara.
|This year Romanian social democrats formed government with anti- semitic.
|The 69th Austrian women tennis opens and this time Monica Seles Beats Anke Huber (64 61).
|For the first time in US history, the country's first woman Hillary Clinton was ordered to appear in court.
|Germany celebrated Holocaust for the first time as Remembrance Day.
|Toni Braxton and Alanis Morissette won the 24th American music award.
|10 injured due to Crane crashed in Roosevelt in New York City Iram.
|The 79th amendment of the constitution received the President's approval to extend the reservation of Dalits for 10 years in elections.
|Klaus, the most damaging storm since Lothar and Martin in December 1999, made landfall near Bordeaux, France.
|The bombing of Moscow's Donodidovo airport killed 35 people and injured 180.
|A bomb blast at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow killed 35 and injured 170 people.
|Burma has been criticized for its Human Right Record by the United Nations Human Rights councils.
|A suicide bomber killed at least 37 people at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.
|In 17 year for the first time Spain unemployment level passes five million.
|In Serbian tennis Puo Novak Djokovic achieved a few get victory over opponent Andy Murray and won the men's singles at the Austrian open.
|The U.S postal service has taken initiative to increase the rate in postage. This has been approved in last December and the piece of first class postage is increased from 46 percent to 49 percent.
|Cassius Chaerea and the disgruntled Praetorian Guard murdered Roman emperor Caligula, replacing him with his uncle Claudius.